5
Thursday
August 2021
2:51 AM IST
News Headlines
Bajaj Auto July sales jumps 44 pc in Jul        Pegasus issue: SC to hear on Aug 5 pleas seeking probe into snooping allegations        Dutee finishes last in her 200m heat race, fails to qualify for semifinals at Olympics        Pakistan reports spike in new COVID-19 cases        Mexico's referendum on trying ex-presidents falls short        Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained        Brave Indian women create history, enter maiden Olympic hockey semifinals        Tokyo Olympics: Badminton star P V Sindhu scripts history on Super Sunday        India beat South Africa 4-3 to keep QF hopes alive in Olympic women's hockey        World No.1 Panghal's Olympic campaign ends with shocking loss to Colombian Martinez        COVID-19: India records 41,649 fresh cases, 593 more fatalities        TREMOR        Das knocks out Olympic champion in Tokyo, joins wife Deepika in last-16        Air India sold its 115 properties for Rs 738 crore since 2015: Govt        Researchers Develop Variants Of More Potent, Stable Nanobodies To Fight SARS-CoV-2        Assam, Mizoram trade barbs over deployment of security forces at interstate border        HC rejects plea to reassess minority status of Christians, Muslims in Kerala        Govt hiding on Pegasus issue, responsible for Parliament logjam: Congress        True legend of Indian badminton: tributes pour in after legendary Nandu Natekar dies        Tendulkar helps farmer's daughter to pursue dream of becoming doctor        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
National News
Railways set to roll out over 800 AC 3-tier economy class coaches
 
New Delhi, Jul 20 (PTI) The railways is set to roll out 806 air conditioned three-tier economy class coaches this fiscal to offer the "cheapest and the best AC travel in the world", officials said Tuesday.

Currently, 25 such coaches are in operation -- 10 in the Western Railway, seven in North Central Railway, five in the North Western Railway and three in Northern Railway.

These coaches, officials said, will be economical and the fares will be between the current AC three-tier and non-AC sleeper class travels.

They will be rolled out simultaneously from railways' three coach factories -- Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala, Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, and the Modern Coach Factory in Rai Bareilly, the officials said.

The coaches were conceptualised by the RCF and the work on design started on war-footing in October 2020. The new coaches can carry more passengers as the number of berths have been increased from 72 to 83.

"By (the end of) 2021-22, we will have 806 AC three tier economy class coaches. All our coach factories will work simultaneously to manufacture these coaches. The Railways is getting future-ready and ensuring that all citizens get much better travelling experience than ever before," an official said.

Each coach is provided with a wider and one disabled-friendly toilet entry door which is a new initiative.

Several design improvements have also been made for enhancing passenger comfort like redesigning the AC ducting to provide individual vents for each berth, it said.

The coach also has improved and modular design of seats and berths, foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury-free spaces and holders for water bottles, mobile phone and magazines, it said.

Individual reading lights and mobile charging points are provided for each berth in addition to the standard socket.

A new ergonomically improved design of ladder for accessing the middle and upper berths is also a new feature. There is an increased headroom in the middle and upper berths as well.

The design has been improved for both Indian and the Western style lavatories while public address and passenger information systems have been installed, the officials said.

There is also improved fire safety by ensuring compliance to world benchmark of EN45545-2 HL3 for materials, thus meeting the high requirements of the new fire protection standard.



Currently, some of these coaches are being utilised in the New Delhi Duronto and the Jaipur Duronto in Western Railway, Dehradun-Prayagraj Express, Prayagraj-Jaipur Express in NCR.

In North West Railway, some of the trains with such coaches include the Jaipur-Chennai Central Express, Jaipur-Coimbatore Express. The Lichchavi Express which runs between Anand Vihar and Sitamahri station too has such coaches in the Northern Railway zone.


Pegasus issue: SC to hear on Aug 5 pleas seeking probe into snooping allegations
Assam, Mizoram trade barbs over deployment of security forces at interstate border
48% parents not willing to send their kids to schools till they get Covid vaccines: Survey
Will depend on situation, no problem if someone else leads: Mamata Banerjee on being face of Oppn
Assam-Mizoram border standoff: Six Assam police personnel killed in firing
Ignoring China's actions can cause huge problems later: Rahul Gandhi to govt
No contradiction among Rajasthan Congress leaders on cabinet reshuffle: Maken
Who funded Pegasus snooping? asks Raut, compares it with Hiroshima bombing
File on Delhi Cabinet rejecting cops'' lawyer panels for farmer protests, riots sent to MHA: Source
Cops record Shilpa Shetty''s statement in porn case against husband
Mamata terms Pegasus spy scandal as worse than Watergate, exhorts people to protest
"I will have to abide by high command's decision": CM Yediyurappa hints at exit
COVID-19: Puducherry reports less than 50 new cases after more than four months
SC asks Kerala to respond to plea against 3-day relaxation in COVID restrictions
BSP's love for Brahmins only election stunt, says suspended MLA
Mumbai rain fury: 25 die in house collapses after landslides
Bihar village witnesses 16 deaths in two days; hooch suspected
Those who are scared are free to leave party, fearless are welcome to join: Rahul Gandhi
Banned 20 Lakh Indian Accounts From May 15 to June 15: WhatsApp in Its Compliance Report to Centre
India records 38,792 fresh Covid cases, 624 deaths
ENTERTAINMENT NEWS
George Clooney says Capitol attack put Trump family 'into the dustbin of history'
 Los Angeles: Hollywood star George Clooney has condemned the attack on the Capitol Hill in the US by  
'Mean Girls' won't be returning to Broadway
Ian McKellan is 'happy' Elliot Page came out as transgender
A R Rahman thanks fans for support during 'difficult times'
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Pakistan reports spike in new COVID-19 cases
 Islamabad, Aug 1 (PTI) Pakistan reported 5,026 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, its highest daily-ca
Mexico's referendum on trying ex-presidents falls short
Berlin protesters decry coronavirus measures; 600 detained
Researchers Develop Variants Of More Potent, Stable Nanobodies To Fight SARS-CoV-2
KERALA NEWS
HC rejects plea to reassess minority status of Christians, Muslims in Kerala
 Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Thursday said merely because there are a few rich people among the m
COVID-19: Over 4.5L vaccinations on Saturday, more than 16 lakh jabs this week in Kerala
Curbs tightened in Kerala following increase in COVID TPR
UDF walks out of Kerala Assembly over allegations against Forest Minister
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2021 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.