27/06/2017 GS Mains, GS Paper 3, Infrastructure 0 comment

Tejas Train

Minister of Railways Shri Suresh PrabhakarPrabhu inspected the Rake of Tejas Train.

Background

  • Tejas Express is a semi high speed train having modern on board facilities, enhanced passenger comfort and showcases the future of Train travel in India.
  • Tejas Express is set to be introduced soon. The coaches are manufactured at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala.
  • The newly designed coaches are capable of running at a speed of 200 km/h but due to constraints related to rail tracks these coaches will run at a speed of 160 km/h.
  • Speed potential of 200 Kmph was achieved by providing Steel brake disc, Sintered pads, Electro-pneumatic assist Brake system.

Highlights

The first rake comprising 19 coaches including sixteen non-executive and two executive chair cars besides one power coach was inspected by Minister of Railways today. One Executive Coach will be turned into a Smart Coach at a later date having extra facilities as announced in the Budget 2016-17.

Features of Tejas Train

  • Bio-vacuum toilets (less water consumption and hygienic)
  • Water level indicators
  • Touchless Water Taps, Soap dispenser
  • Marble finish Anti-graffiti coating
  • Hand dryers
  • New design Dust bin
  • Vinyl Wrapped specially designed exteriors
  • Automatic entrance plug type doors (provides better sound and heat insulation, can be controlled by Guard panel)
  • Secured gangways (reduce sound levels, dirt, sand, water ingress, increase passenger safety & Comfort, energy efficiency, elegant design)
  • Electro Pneumatic Air brakes
  • Fire & smoke detection and suppression system.
  • Fire suppression system in Power car.
  • CCTV cameras for security
  • GPS based Passenger Information Display System
  • Call bell integrated with berth reading light.
  • Digital Destination Boards
  • Integrated braille displays
  • E-Leather as improved upholstery
  • Redesigned backrest with higher height
  • Redesigned armrest
  • Leg support for Executive Chair Car with gas spring
  • Energy Efficient LED Lights
  • LED TV with Touch Control for each passenger (with recorded content, can be upgraded to Live TV)
  • Provided with USB charging facility
  • Magazines
  • Tea and Coffee vending machines
  • Snack tables
  • Local cuisine
  • Celebrity Chef Menu

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