The regular woes of train travel can take a back seat now as Indian Railways unveils the new ‘Make in India’ coaches. This was a pilot project launched by Indian Railways in 2011 to refurbish the interiors of the trains with an aim to give a ‘homely’ feel to the atmosphere inside the coaches.
Designed by Bhopal’s coach rehabilitation workshop (CRWS), Nishatpura, the 24 coaches recently had a trial run between the stations of Bhopal and Bina at a speed of 120 kph. And soon enough, you might get to travel in these.
The coaches have ergonomic seats equipped with jerk-less springs that will make the journey smooth and reduce the intensity of bumps felt by the traveler. Moreover, the interiors are brightly coloured and the flooring is given a carpet-like texture through paints.
They have also implemented the bio-toilet system, and toilets DO HAVE soaps and dustbins.
Equipped with modern amenities, these spacious coaches have bigger side births with snack tables.
The features also include LED reading lights, and (oh yes) multiple charging points.
Also, the chains between the middle births are replaced by railings and side supports.
Furthermore, with additional features like fire extinguishers on both sides of the coach and fire-proof seats, the safety quotient also seems to have been taken well in consideration by the makers.
Looks like the dream of Indian Railways of creating a ‘homely’ atmosphere inside the Indian rail coaches is actually being realized, and it does seem promising. Don’t you think?
News Source: TOI