Railway travel across India is set for an upgrade. Coaches designed by Coach Rehabilitation Workshop (CRWS), in Nishaputra, Bhopal are a part of the Government’s Make in India scheme and a trial run consisting of 24 coaches were recently conducted. Running at a speed of 120 kmph, the new trails will be seen with upgraded coaches with a host of on-board amenities.
Suresh Prabhu, Railway Minister recently tweeted some photos of these Make In India Railway Coaches which could soon change the way India travels. These coaches will be seen with color coordinated interiors and environmentally friendly bio-toilet system.
New Indian Railway coaches will have multi charging points for mobile and laptop, larger side berths, fire extinguishers and snack tables. Seats will all be made of poly-vinyl material making them fire proof while seats will sport LED reading lights. A new purple color, aside from the usual green and red seats across the coach will add to its premium appeal. Floors of the coaches will be painted in a carpet finish while middle berths will be seen with side support and railings.
The plan is to bring in 111 such Make In India Railway Coaches which will include 87 non AC coaches, 17 coaches for AC 3 tier, 5 coaches for AC 2 tier and 1 each for AC 1 tire and chair car coaches. Following a successful test run between Bhopal and Bina railway stations, clearance from Railway Board is awaited following which these coaches will be seen on ISO certified trains and Rajdhani Express while special chair car coaches for Shatabdi Express will also be manufactured by CRWS.