Indian railways has rolled out its first unreserved coach ‘Deen Dayalu’ with modern facilities to improve quality of travelling in general class.
“We have announced it in our budget. We will deploy these Deen Dayalu coaches in those routes which have heavy demand for getting seats,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inaugurating the first Deen Dayalu coach.
These unreserved coaches have been proposed on high-density routes. They have cushioned seats.
The coaches have water filtration system to provide potable water.
Bio-toilets have been installed in the coaches along with toilet occupation indication display boards.
For safety, fire extinguishers with anti-theft arrangement have been installed.
Coaches also have provision of cushioned luggage racks along with coat hooks.
LED lights have been used in the coaches that also have more number of mobile charging points.
Estimated to cost about Rs 81 lakh per coach, about 700 such modern coaches will be manufactured in the current fiscal. “Wherever there is a demand we will deploy this. It has been manufactured at ICF,” Prabhu said.