Mumbai (NVI): Indian Railways has introduced, a special train “Uttam Rake” which will initially run as ladies special from ’s Churchgate to Virar.
The train Uttam rake was introduced on the 69th foundation day of Western Railway on November 5, with improved interiors and advanced features to bring more comfort to commuters.
This new train will run on its normal services from November 6 with 10 services a day.
Some salient features of the train are CCTV, anti-dent partitions to prevent thefts in all coaches while modular luggage rack and high backrest seats in first-class coaches.
It also comprises fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) seats in second class coaches with wooden finishing for better aesthetics and improved dual lock stopper with dual-slot handles windows in all coaches.
It also has latest brushless DC (BLDC) fans which consume 30% less energy than conventional fans, LED lights, electrically operated passenger alarm system in all coaches.
So far, only two Uttam rakes have been built at the integral coach factory in Chennai, out of which the other was given to South-Central railway.
Western Railways had introduced world’s first-ever ladies special local train on May 5, 1992, and India’s first-ever air-conditioned EMU train was introduced on December 5, 2017, at Mumbai Suburban section.