NEW DELHI: Bhopal Shatabdi Express train coaches are set to get the look of metro trains and traveling on this route will surely be a wonderful experience. Indian Railways is launching a Train 18 which will have the features of Metro coaches and is the first engineless train for inter-city travel. The ride on this train will be effortless and smooth.
Indian railways are putting in a lot of efforts for its world-class service to its passengers. The national transporter has not only taken initiative but also has provided with new facilities to its passengers. They have also added several new premium trains on many routes. One such new train will be launched soon on the track of the Delhi-Bhopal route.
According to our sources, Bhopal Shatabdi Express train coaches will witness a new look of Metro trains and would support technological interface. The train will be provided with the enhanced hospitality of separate pantry for each and every coach. A report said that Chennai-based rail coach Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has made such a train with 16 coaches and their budget is 100 crore. After a trial, the train would be introduced this year in December or next year January.
Indian Railways has plans for introducing new rail routes like the pattern of Metro Rail lines. It is reported that the Chhattisgarh government is the first one to have formed a company working on this model and its first project has been accepted.
Finally, Railways have new plans of replacing the aged Shatabdi trains with Train 18. Below we are mentioning a few features of Train 18.
- Train 18 will be an engine-less chair car train.
- The train will operate on the route of Delhi-Bhopal, with a speed of 160 kmph.
- It will be ‘Made in India’ train and will be manufactured in half the cost as compared to the imported trains.
- AC trains will have two types of coaches, executive, and non-executive.
- It will have automatic doors just like metro trains