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Indian Railways to roll out new AC 3-tier trains

Humsafar Express was announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu in his Rail Budget speech this year

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Publish Date: Aug 6 2016 11:01AM | Updated Date: Aug 6 2016 11:01AM

Indian Railways to roll out new AC 3-tier trains

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Humsafar Express, one of the new AC trains announced by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu during Rail Budget speech this year, may run on the track in coming months. The train was proposed as a fully air-conditioned three-tier service.

 

It was one of the three trains, Tejas, UDAY and Humsafar for the reserved passengers. The train’s coaches are currently under construction at the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala and the final touches to the rakes are being given.

 

According to the Financial Express report, Officials at RCF Kapurthala said that the train’s seats will be much more comfortable compared to others in the category. Another feature will be the provision for more mobile and laptop charging points in the train.

 

“This fully air-conditioned LCB (Linke Hofmann Busch) 3-tier coach train will have all display boards that will also have braille facility for the visually impaired,” the officials elaborate.

 

Other features of the proposed train include CCTVs, fire and smoke detection systems and bio-toilets in all coaches. The coaches will also boast of a vinyl coating on their exterior front. Still more features may be added to the coaches to ensure enhanced comfort of the passengers.