Indian Railway rolls out first stainless steel, state-of-the-art inter-city air-conditioned train
Union minister Nitin Gadkari's constituency Nagpur has got state-of-the-art air-conditioned commuter train
Union minister Nitin Gadkari's constituency Nagpur has got state-of-the-art air-conditioned commuter train. The train rolled out by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai, is reportedly stainless steel-bodied with mainline electrical multiple unit (MEMU) features and has modular toilets in every coach.
According to a PTI report, the train has seating capacity for 139 people in each coach and has 'standing capacity' of 412 people. This mainline electrical multiple unit (MEMU) train can carry up to 2,402 passengers. The minister had earlier said that the Regional Rapid Transit System will replace the existing passenger trains in Nagpur. The transit system connects Nagpur with the satellite towns of Kotal, Bhandara, Ramtek and Wardha.
The train can run at a speed of 110 km per hour, and will run on suburban train system of the city. It will cater the need of medium distance inter-city passengers, the report said citing an official. The train reportedly has very low maintenance requirements and ensure jerk-free journey. "The traction system is energy efficient and provides improved acceleration and braking performance and therefore, are faster compared to the conventional locomotive hauled passenger train services," an official was quoted as saying.
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The train has modern sliding doors, CCTV facility for passenger safety. The train has also has GPS-based Passenger Information System and Passenger Address System for train-related information.