New Delhi: Indian Railways is all set to launch air-conditioned second-class general coaches in the country. Railways complete trials of new AC 3-tier coach at 180 kmph. AC General Second Class coaches are manufactured at the Railway Coach Factory in Kapurthala. This is a project will make the journey of the way ordinary people travel by rail, and second-class journeys more comfortable.
“We have completed the trials and now the report for the same is being prepared,” Ashish Agrawal, PRO of RDSO told. The design of second-class AC coaches has already been finalized by the Rail Coach-Factory at Kapurthala. The prototype will be released later this year. The construction cost of a 100-passenger coach is estimated at Rs 2.24 crore.
Oscillation Trial :
New AC 3-Tier coaches with modern facilities have been built.
These coaches have been designed in an innovative way having capacity of 83 berths.
Trial was conducted at 180 kmph in Kota – Sawai Madhopur section in loaded condition. pic.twitter.com/SVWGjLeJj7
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