November 19, 2020 6:19:49 am
Whereas the world is dealing with a pointy decline in industrial development because of the pandemic, the Rail Coach Manufacturing facility (RCF) at Punjab’s Kapurthala has rolled out a semi high-speed double-decker coach with a most pace of 160 kmph, coupled with many novel superior options in its design. The coach will likely be despatched to Analysis & Design Normal Group (RDSO Lucknow) for additional oscillation trials earlier than placing in business service.
With important inputs having gone into upgradation of tracks and signaling system over Indian Railways, it’s essential to develop designs of passenger coaches that may carry increasingly more passengers in a single prepare within the shortest doable time. The double-decker coach is specifically geared toward fulfilling these necessities particularly for the busiest routes.
To make journey nice and comfy, this new coach is provided with most trendy facilities and design. With a complete capability of 120 seats, the higher deck can seat 50 passengers whereas the decrease deck has 48 seats. The center deck on the rear ends has 16 seats on one facet and 6 seats on the opposite. It has transverse 3 x 2 seating with sufficient legroom, optimised aisle width for a cushty journey, plush interiors, overhead baggage rack, cellular and laptop computer charging sockets, GPS-based Passenger Info System and LED vacation spot board amongst different passenger-centric-features. Entry to the passenger space is thru computerized sliding doorways. A mini pantry too has been inbuilt every coach to retailer and serve sizzling or chilled refreshments to passengers.
RCF officers mentioned that “actually driving on air”, the coach has superior state-of-the-art air spring suspension system fitted on the superior FIAT design of bogies. These 160 kN air springs guarantee a clean and protected journey for the passengers. Moreover, CCTV cameras and fireplace and smoke detection system have been put in for security and safety of onboard passengers.
RCF’s Basic Supervisor Ravinder Gupta mentioned, “What’s noteworthy is that RCF is the one and solely manufacturing unit in India which has produced double-decker coaches for the Indian Railways. First batch of non-AC double-decker coaches had been manufactured by RCF on standard ‘ICF-type’ design patterns in 1990’s. Thereafter, the primary AC double-decker coach with 130 kmph pace potential was rolled out in March 2010. Later in March 2019, the UDAY double-decker coaches had been produced with extra options.”
He additional mentioned that RCF has fought all odds in Covid time to indicate its resilience in face of such adversity and proven accelerated development in coach manufacturing throughout these instances owing to the grit, perseverance and dedication of its decided manpower. With the by no means hand over angle of its workforce, RCF has in truth risen larger by producing post-Covid coaches, a lighter model of parcel coaches, to call a number of.
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