India Railways promises smart and state of art Railway Coaches with a host of on-board comforts.
To be presented in the Railway Budget 2016/17 in Parliament next month, the smart and state of art coaches have all the comforts of home allowing passengers to enjoy an elevated level of travel comforts.
The coaches have been developed in association with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad and will boast of GPS based wake up alarms and LED based reservation charts and berth indicators while reserved compartments will get WiFi facilities.
As seen on airplanes, passenger information system with audio announcements will be seen on the coaches offering interactive voice based assistance from the train conductor. On board vending machines offering tea, coffee, water and soft drinks will also be seen while laptop/mobile charging points for each passenger, automatic doors and microprocessor based air conditioning units will also be seen.
Bio-toilets on board these smart and state of the art coaches will also be spruced up with toilet engagement indicators, sensor taps and special flushing system with water saving capacity while automatic soap dispensers and hand dryers will also be seen. Floors and walls will have a marble finish with an anti-graffiti coating on walls.
Passenger safety features aboard these new Railway Coaches include CCTV surveillance system and automatic fire and smoke detection systems while seats are ergonomically designed and interior space is at a premium.