RCF to roll out Delhi-Chandigarh Tejas Express coaches in two days
The advanced coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km per hour, but due to track related constraints, the speed on the Chandigarh-Delhi section would be 160 kmph
The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) here will roll out the second rake of 19 coaches of the Chandigarh-Delhi section Tejas Express in next two days.
The coaches will be handed over to the Northern Railway, and the Railway Board will decide about the date and the time to run the Tejas Express, said secretary to RCF general manager and chief public relation officer Sunil Kapoor.
As per the earlier announcement, the semi-high speed train was expected to be operational from next month, he said. The Tejas will cut down travel time between Chandigarh and Delhi by over 30 minutes. Three Shatabdi Expresses plying between the national capital and Chandigarh take three-and-half hours to cover the journey.
The advanced coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km per hour, but due to track related constraints, the speed on the Chandigarh-Delhi section would be 160 kmph. The Railways has already announced that after receiving coaches from the RCF, it would start the premier train on the Delhi-Chandigarh route, he added.
The RCF has added more features to the new coaches. These include remote-controlled Venetian windows, provision of vacuum toilets as in aeroplanes to save water and sensor-based automatic doors inside compartments. Other features include luxury chair cars with LED screens and personalised infotainment system, touch-less sanitary wares like taps and soap dispenser.
“Offering aeroplane-like comfort, each seat has an attendant call facility and the bell is integrated with the reading light. The executive chair car seats have adjustable headrest and arm support facilities. The coaches have aesthetically pleasing interior fitted with PVC film,” he said.
The rake has pneumatic disc brakes and dust proof and sealed inter-car gangways, which will reduce sound levels, he said, adding that passengers will also have access to facilities such as WiFi.