New AC 3-Tier Economy Coaches Ready For Roll Out; This Is How They Will Look (USPs, New Additions & More)
In another step towards providing affordable and pleasant service to its travelers, the Indian Railways has rolled out fifteen new train coaches for AC 3-tier Economy Class, which showcase features like none before.
These economy coaches are equipped with improved and modular design of berths and seats, along with other facilities.
The AC coaches will be attached to various mail and express trains.
Features of The New Train Coaches
The Rail Coach Factory (RCF) in Kapurthala, Punjab has recently rolled out 15 new train coaches of the AC 3-tier Economy Class.
This Economy class is expected to provide an air-conditioned, convenient, affordable, and pleasant travel experience to passengers, says Indian Railways.
Kepping this in mind, the newly built train cocahes have been designed to provide the finest quality of services at economical prices for its travelers.
The AC ducting of these coaches have been redesigned to provide individual vents for each berth.
It also comes equipped with ‘injury-free spaces and holders for water bottles, magazines and mobile phones, an improved and modular design of berths and seats, and also snack tables that are foldable in both transverse and longitudinal bays’, mentions The Financial Express.
Each berth is equipped with amenities like individual reading lights and charging points for elcetronic devices.
These new coaches have extra berths, increased from the standard number of 72 berths to 83.
To make it more comfortable for specially-abled passengers, these berths have wider doors in the coaches.
The RCF released the prototype for these specialized coaches on February 10, 202, which has been completed and launched only in 3 months after its inception.
The GM of RCF Kapurthala, Ravinder Gupta says that the AC Economy Class Coach offers the cheapest and finest air-conditioned travel in the world and is a landmark in the glorious journey of RCF.
This new class of passenger trains will make the whole experience of train journeys more convenient, safer and faster.
He also added that due to the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, only 50% of the RCF staff was assigned for the production work, besides a great blow to the supply of railway material to RCF.
Despite this, the RCF produced more than 100 coaches in May 2021, he added.
RCF plans to produce 248 coaches in the current and upcoming financial years.