2 new ‘world class’ trains to cut travel time by 20%
CHENNAI: By June this year, the railways will roll out a 'first of its kind' semi-high speed, self-propelled train set which will cut down the travel time by at least 20% in comparison to any train drawn by a loco due to faster acceleration and deceleration.
资料图 印度“光辉特快"列车(Tejas Express)
The Chennai-based Railways' Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has designed the train sets and will manufacture the first with 16 fully air-conditioned coaches by June 2018.
Touted as Train 18, it will have 'world-class' passenger amenities such as on-board Wi-fi and infotainment, GPSbased passenger information sy em and plush interiors with diffused LED lighting.
Another set of train, named Train 20, is likely to be launched in 2020. These will also be equipped with world class facilities to replace another elite train, Rajdhani Express, used in overnight travel. Both Train 18 and Train 20, 'Make in India' projects by ICF, will be manufactured for half the cost of imported train sets. The only difference will be that Train 20 will have an aluminium body while Train 18 will have stainless steel body.
With No Malice-India-1 day ago
Indians lack basic sense of cleanliness and hygiene. Till this improves, any top class facility will turn into third class.
Ash-1 day ago
dats a great news to get world class train but from whre will u get world class passengers????
please invest in making education a must and teaching us hw to value out things..we have enuf world class amenities!!!!
India Miracles India miracles-world-1 day ago
India has world fastest growing economy and now world fastest train. Under Modi, India has achieve one miracle after another.