Railways has replaced Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express with smart sleeper coaches of Tejas. Soon they will be added to all other Rajdhani trains. Many modern facilities have been provided in Tejas Coaches.
Smart Tejas coaches will be installed in Rajdhani trains
Indian Railways has recently replaced the Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express with smart sleeper coaches of Tejas. For the first time, they are being run on the Agartala-Anand Vihar route. Railways plans to upgrade all Rajdhani Express running with LHB coaches to Tejas coaches in a phased manner. The Ministry of Railways has taken this decision to give more convenience to the passengers and technological advancement of the Railways.
In this regard, a statement from the Ministry of Railways said, “With the use of Tejas smart coaches, Indian Railways aims to make the future better. This modern Tejas sleeper type train for long distance travel has been introduced to enhance the travel experience.”
Indian Railways is taking important steps for induction of Tejas rakes along with privatization initiatives. Rajdhani Express will now be able to offer higher standards of travel services even to those sections which are not being provided better facilities by the airline industry.
Benefits of privatization
The induction of Tejas coaches will attract a larger passenger segment. Adoption of Tejas rake will invite more PPP participation and investment. Railways are hoping that by developing it in the right way, they can give a tough competition to the airline industry in future.
Equipped with these facilities
1. Two LCDs inside each coach will give important travel information like next station, distance remaining, expected time of arrival, delay and security related messages etc. to the passengers.
2. The train will also have flush type LED digital destination boards. Which will show the data displayed on each coach in two rows. The first row displays the train number and coach type while the second row displays the scrolling text of the destination and intermediate station in multiple languages.
3. Every coach has cameras which do live recording. CCTV cameras with day-night vision capability, facial recognition even in low light conditions, network video recorder etc. have been installed in the coach.
4. All main entrances will be controlled by guards. The train will not start until all the doors are closed.
5.Automatic fire alarm and detection system has been provided in all the coaches. Automatic fire suppression system has been provided in the pantry and power cars.