21 Humsafar coaches to roll out next month
New Delhi: Wrapped in sky blue vinyl sheets with earthy red border, the first coaches of Humsafar train equipped with CCTV and fire safety devices will roll out next month.
The train will also have integrated Braille displays, GPS-based passenger information display and announcement system, among other facilities.
The Humsafar, which will focus on India s middle-class travellers, will be an exclusively three-tiered AC train with optional meals.
It will be pressed into service for overnight journey between cities, a senior Railway Ministry official said.
Manufactured at Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, 21 Humsafar coaches will be despatched to New Delhi station next month.
Though the routes are yet to be finalised, its introduction on New Delhi-Lucknow section is being actively considered, sources said.
While the coaches will have improved aesthetics, the colour scheme on the exterior will have a futuristic look with the use of vinyl sheets.
The official said safety and security aspects are being strengthened for Humsafar service with fire and smoke detection and suppression system and CCTV cameras in all coaches. Besides, the coaches will have adequate mobile, laptop charging points and be disabled-friendly with Braille displays.
Keeping hygiene and cleanliness in mind, the coaches will have bio-toilets and newly designed dustbins.
Indian Railway recently rolled out Deendayalu coaches with improved facilities for unreserved passengers.