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Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities – News

The Vande Bharat train has proved to be quite successful, but the thing to note is that this train is an executive chair car train. But now the government and Vande Bharat are preparing to introduce trains. To enhance the travel experience of the passengers, Indian Railways plans to introduce new Vande Bharat trains with best-in-class features.

With the new trains, the Railways aims to provide facilities that will be even better than the existing premium trains like Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi trains. Further, the facilities provided at present will be similar to those seen in some of the best-in-class trains globally.

Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities

For your information, let us tell you that the Railways had recently issued a tender for 200 sleeper type Vande Bharat trains, while 100 chair car versions of the trains are to be included. There will be 11 AC 3-Tier coaches in 16 car trains, 15 in 20 car trains and 19 coaches in 24 car trains.

Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities

There will also be 4 AC two tier coaches and 1 first class AC coach in these configurations. The point to be noted is that these trains will be fully air-conditioned and will be able to operate for 35 years for long distance as well as medium distance.

Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities

It is being told that the new Vande Bharat trains will either be made from stainless steel or aluminum and will have driving cabs at both the ends as seen in the existing Vande Bharat train. This would allow it to steer in either direction without the need for a locomotive.

According to the information, all sleeper coaches will be equipped with features like individual reading light, bottle holder, USB for each seat, laptop-cum-mobile charging socket. While 4 passengers will have to share one snack table in AC 3-Tier, 3 passengers will get snack table in AC 2-Tier.

Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities

Meanwhile, first class AC coach passengers will be provided with a snack table for each cabin with an additional LCD display for each passenger. Among other features, toilets will have health taps, automatic toilet flushing, wash basins with water taps, bad ventilation equipment and automatic interior doors in each coach.

Vande Bharat with new sleeper coach to run on tracks, will get best-in-class facilities

Apart from this, CCTV cameras, GPS based Passenger Information System, Wi-Fi based infotainment system and two digital display boards in each coach and two additional LED displays above the door of each coach will also be installed.

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