New Delhi (NVI): The Indian Railways will roll out Tejas sleeper type trains with the introduction of the Agartala Rajdhani Special train from February 15, to offer best in class travel experience to passengers, the Ministry of Railways said.
The railways has decided to replace the rake of Agartala – Anand Vihar Terminal Special Rajdhani Express with Tejas Sleeper coaches with upgraded facilities.
“Provided with smart features, the coaches of this New Sleeper Type Tejas Train will offer best in class travel experience. The start of the Tejas service is planned for 15.02.21,” the Ministry of Railways said in a statement.
It will also offer better connectivity with the national capital and the train will be provided with various smart features, it added.
The ministry also stated that with the introduction of this modern Tejas sleeper type train for long distance journey, Indian Railway is making a paradigm shift in the travel experience for the passengers.
It added that a new era of train travel experience with enhanced comfort is being rolled out with the introduction of sleeper type Tejas trains.
Moreover, it is planned that 500 such Tejas type Sleeper coaches are manufactured at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) and Modern Coach Factory (MCF), production units of Indian Railways in the FY 21-22 which will gradually replace the premium long distance trains over Indian Railways network.
The ministry further said that the features of Tejas type Sleeper coaches include automatic plug door. It added that all main entrance doors are centralised controlled by Guard and the train will not start until all doors are closed.
“Even the complete rake of the train is made up of complete under-frame austenitic stainless steel, which increases life of the coach because of reduced corrosion,” it said.
The train has bio vaccum toilet and air suspension to improve comfort and ride quality of these coaches, in addition to fire alarm, detection and suppression system.
Furthermore, the new train coaches include smart features by a centralised processing unit that includes features like passenger announcement or passenger information system, digital destination board, CCTV with day night vision capability, facial recognition even in low light condition, network video recorder, emergency talk back for medical or security emergency, the statement said.
It also includes on board condition monitoring system to improve safety, HVAC air quality measurement for air conditioning system, toilet occupancy sensor, and water level sensor to indicate water availability among other smart features, it added.