With its top-notch features and with economy fares, Indian Railways is introducing AC-3 tier, economy coaches for its luxury trains.
The train is set to have aircraft-style comforts and a prototype has already been rolled out at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab. This train comes with personalized AC vents, reading lights, and USB charging points on every berth.
This prototype has 83 berths which are more compared to the traditional 72 berths. This gives chance for more people to book the train at any given point in time.
The new coaches will be an upgraded and superb alternative to the sleeper coaches. The price of these coaches is expected to be slightly higher than the sleeper coaches. The good news about these new coaches was announced on Twitter by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
The train will also have some other salient features that will improve the experience of travel for all. These include disabled-friendly toilet entry doors, ergonomic ladders, luminescent aisle markers, snack table for side berths, and illuminated seat numbers. The train can reach 160 km/hr, whereas the sleeper class coaches can only reach up to 110 km/hr.
These new coaches are designed considering there has been a rise in demand for AC travel experience in the country.