Prayagraj-Jaipur Express Comes In A New Avatar With Redesigned 3AC Economy Coaches That Are Disabled-Friendly
The new AC Economy coach has 83 berths as compared to 72 berths in 3AC coaches.
Also, the fare structure for this coach is 8 per cent lesser than the 3AC coach.
Offering an economical and luxurious AC travel experience, Indian Railways has pressed into service new 3AC Economy coaches in the Prayagraj-Jaipur Express.
The new AC Economy coach has 83 berths as compared to 72 berths in 3AC coaches. Also, the fare structure for this coach is 8 per cent lesser than the 3AC coach.
Soon, two more trains — New Delhi-Lucknow AC special and Lucknow Mail — will be augmented with this new 3AC Economy coach.
Initially, 50 new Economy coaches manufactured by Rail Coach Factory, Kaputhala, are ready to offer services in Mail/Express trains over different zones.
Provision of entry into the coach and disabled-friendly toilet in a wheel chair has been made, which is a new initiative.
Several design improvements have also been made for improving passenger comfort. Redesign of the AC ducting has been made by providing individual vents for all berths.
Improved and modular design of seats and berths have been made to improve comfort, reduce weight of the coach and improve maintenance friendliness.
Improved passenger conveniences have been ensured in the form of foldable snack tables in both longitudinal and transverse bays, injury free spaces and holders for water bottles, and mobile phones.
Individual reading lights and USB charging points are provided for each berth.
A new ergonomically improved design of ladder for accessing the middle and upper berths has been provided too.
There is an increased headroom in the middle and upper berths.
The toilet area has improved design of the Indian and the Western style lavatories. Public address and passenger information systems have also been installed as part of passenger facilities in these coaches.
Ambience and ease of access into the coach has been improved by aesthetically pleasing and ergonomic entrance. The interior of the coach has luminescent aisle markers, illuminated berth indicators integrated with night lights with luminescent berth numbers.
There is also improved fire safety by ensuring compliance to the world benchmark for materials, thus meeting the high requirements of the new fire protection standard.
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