Double-decker coaches launched by Railway Coach Factory can attain a speed of 160kmph
Bengaluru: You can soon travel on a double-decker train. The Indian Railways has launched such a train coach.
These coaches can attain a speed of 160 kmph. It has a seating capacity of 120.
As noted by Republic TV, the upper deck of the coach can accommodate as many as 50 passengers, while the lower deck can seat around 48 passengers. Outlining further details of the newly launched coach, Railways said that the middle deck on the rear ends has 16 seats on 1 side and 6 seats on the other.
In a statement, the Railways said, "Literally riding on air, the coach has advanced state-of-the-art air spring suspension system fitted on the advanced FIAT design of bogies. Additionally, CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection system have been installed for safety and security of onboard passengers."
RSDO (Research and Design Standard Organization) will conduct safety trials of this coach before Indian Railways inducts this coach into operations.
RCF is the only production unit in the country which has manufactured double-decker coaches for the Indian Railways. RCF manufactured the first batch of non-AC double-decker coaches in 1990s. Later in March 2020, RCF manufactured the first-ever AC double-decker coach with a speed of 130 kilometres per hour, as reported by PTI.
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Last Updated Nov 21, 2020, 3:01 PM IST