Wow! Get speed, comfort, entertainment rolled into one in this train
The premium Tejas trains proposed in the Budget 2016 are soon going to translate into a reality and offer a mix of speed, comfort and entertainment-all rolled into one.
Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The premium Tejas trains proposed in the Budget 2016 are soon going to translate into a reality and offer a mix of speed, comfort and entertainment-all rolled into one.
The air-conditioned premium service Tejas trains, which are designed by the Railway Design Centre, are slated to pamper and entertain its passengers like any airline service does.
These new trains, when launched, are expected to run at a speed of 130 km per hour-almost 50 to 60 percent faster than the current Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.
The Railway Design Centre, which is a joint venture between the Ahmedabad-based National Institute of Design and the Indian Railways is reportedly working on the final touches in the design of Tejas.
The coaches are reportedly going to be golden in colour, and will be manufactured at the Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala in Punjab. Every coach is likely to have 14 chair cars, 3 executive cars and 3 power cars.
The trains are expected to be equipped with 22 new features, like individual entertainment unit for each passenger, hand phone socket, LED boards for communicating safety instructions, tea and coffee vending machines, magazines and snack tables, Wi-Fi facility, integrated braille displays, digital destination boards and electronic passenger reservation chart, among others.
The toilets are also likely to have state-of-the art facilities like water level indicators in bio-vacuum toilets, sensors in taps and hand driers.
The 9 sectors initially identified by the railways on which Tejas may run are Delhi-Agra, Delhi-Chandigarh, Delhi-Kanpur, Nagpur-Bilaspur, Mysuru-Bengaluru-Chennai, Mumbai-Goa, Mumbai-Ahmedabad, Chennai-Hyderabad and Nagpur-Secunderabad.