Stainless Steel Coaches manufactured by RCF are on track
The LHB design stainless Steel Chair Car Coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory (RCF), Kapurthala have been introduced in Shtabadi Express Trains running between New Delhi-Amristar and New Delhi - Kalka respectively, RCF reported. These coaches have superior features in terms of aesthetics, improved ride comfort with sound insulation, wider window for panoramic view, auto closing compartment sliding doors fitted with wider glass, ultra modern luggage rake with built in reading lights similar to that of Aircraft, comfortable seats facing each other in a coach, fire retardant imported upholstery, adjustable back rest and foot rest, control discharge toilet system etc. These are also having superior safety features like anti climbing features and fire retardant furnishing etc. The passenger carrying capacity of AC Chair Car Coaches and Executive Class has been enhanced to 78 and 56 seats as against 67 and 46 seats respectively in conventional coaches. Apart from this the numbers of coaches in Shatabdi Express trains have also been increased to 18 coaches creating 32% additional sitting capacity. RCF Officials have traveled by 2014 Amritsar- New Delhi Shatabdi Express train on 31.05.2007 to obtain first hand passengers feed back. Passengers traveling by the train, appreciated the newly introduced Stainless Steel Coaches in respect of ride comfort, safety and environment friendly features. They appreciated the amenities provided to them and also expressed their gratitude to Indian Railways for enhancing passenger carrying capacity, which enable them to get the reservation easily.