The Amrit Bharat train, based on the push-pull technology, is ready for operation, said Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.
While inspecting the new Amrit Bharat train rake at New Delhi railway station on Monday (25 December), Vaishnaw appreciated the technology used in the newly built Amrit Bharat trains for ensuring maximum comfort to the travelling public.
In push-pull technology, a train will have two engines instead of one. While one will pull it from the front, the other engine at the rear end of the train will push it further making the journey faster.
Designed primarily to cater to the needs of migrant workers, Amrit Bharat Express, is equipped with modern amenities to boost travel experience.
Vaishnaw said that it has two locomotives and the Railways have tried to make the travel experience better for the passengers who used non-AC coaches. Amrit Bharat trains will be flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi very soon, he added.
The Amrit Bharat train is one for the common man. The new train has a locomotive at each end for a “push-pull” operation which allows for faster acceleration, hence resulting in time travel being reduced. It has several new features keeping in mind the comfort of the common man.
The non-AC train will have 22 coaches with 12 second class 3-tier sleeper class, eight general second class coaches and two guard compartments.
In the guard compartment, there is a space for ladies in one and differently-abled passengers in another coach.
Features Of The Train:
Apart from the aerodynamically-designed locomotives on both ends, the train is jerk free semi-permanent couplers. Passengers can enjoy jerk free journey now.
Besides, the train has maximum permissible speed of 130 kmph and control couplers on end walls, for push pull operation with locos at both ends of the train.
Improved design lights with foldable snack table, fully sealed gangways, mobile charger with suitable holder and foldable bottle holder, aesthetically pleasing and ergonomically designed seats and berth with improved color blending are some special features of the Amrit Bharat Express.
Among others, zero discharge modular toilets, radium illumination flooring strip and faster acceleration for reduced travel time are added features of the train.
According to the Railways, the first Amrit Bharat train will be flagged off on 30 December from Ayodhya for Sitamarhi, the birthplace of Sita.
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