Indian Railways is launching AC 3-tier economy coach; watch video here

Indian Railways is launching AC 3-tier economy coach; watch video here

Indian Railways is soon going to win over travellers with economy fares for its luxury trains. With top-notch features, these train coaches will have aircraft-style comforts, a prototype of which has already been rolled out by the Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Punjab. The train comes with personalised AC vents, and even reading lights. You got USB charging points for every berth, and more.

The prototype has 83 berths, while a traditional AC-3 tier coach has 72 berths. So, more people will be able to book tickets for such a train on a any given when compared to the standard trains.

The new coaches will certainly be a superb alternative to the sleeper coaches, especially considering the fact that the ticket prices will be lower than regular AC 3-tier coaches. However, the tickets are expected to priced higher than sleeper coaches. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal took to Twitter to share the good news regarding the new coaches.

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 has a capacity to reach 160 km/hr, whereas the sleeper class coaches can only reach up to 110 km/hr.

There has been a growing demand for air-conditioned travel experience in the country over the last few years, and the new coaches are bound to make things better for travellers.

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