Luxury in India’s premier trains will soon get way, way more comfortable. Indian Railways is ready with specially designed fully-AC coaches for Shatabdi and Gatimaan Express.
Both the trains are among India’s fastest and both boast of some really amazing features. The new features will bring the comfort level to that of an airline’s.
Yet in its quest to modernize the Indian Railways, the government has been working towards not only getting faster trains such as Talgo running on Indian tracks but also upgrading the already existing trains for passengers’ comfort.
This is how the new coaches of the Shatabdi look like.
Even the normal AC Chair Car provides ample leg room, uniquely designed seats and LCD screens with every seat for entertainment.
The tray with each seat has been redesigned for separate space for cup of tea or glass of water.
Foot rest and magazine space is the same as is currently in the coaches. But distance between seats is slightly more.
The seats have a special adjustable extension which when raised acts as a leg rest.
Each seat has an LCD screen on which movies can be watched.
Pressing a button will signal the attendant to come to the seat.
The button is located just above each pair of seats. It produces a constant beep sound and is lit when pressed.
Seats in the Executive Class coaches have an additional padding acting as head rest.
The pantry of the train has special chambers for keeping food hot.
There are cooling chambers and freezers for food storage.
A special hot water boiler is built-in inside the coach.
The distinguishing feature of the new coach is a special electric pot in which soup can be prepared and served hot.
The restrooms come fitted with special handwash casks and tissue paper holders.
What is more. The opening and closing of the doors of the coaches are controlled by the driver ensuring greater security. We will soon be travelling in these uber-class coaches.
Screenshots credit: Financial Express.