Expect lesser jerks on Shatabdi, Rajdhani

Last Updated: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 00:37

Kapurthala: Passengers in Shatabadi
and Rajdhani Express trains will have a more comfortable
journey since tight lock couplers, imported from Sweden, will
be installed in the coaches to contain jerks during travel.

Rail Coach Factory General Manager Pardeep Kumar today
said the factory has received the first consignment for 20
coaches. The couplers will be fitted to the new coaches.

These couplers were tested by the Research Development
and Standard Organization in Sweden and produced satisfactory
results, Kumar said here.

Kumar said the jerks occurred due to the number of
coaches attached to the engine of a train. This was a problem
faced by railways across the world.

The RCF has also placed a global tender for bio-toilets
for clean and environment-friendly railway station and tracks.

Nine foreign companies have placed their bids for the
tender, he said.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, October 29, 2010 - 00:37

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