Indian Railways has been intensely working on transforming its entire infrastructure and the future of the Indian trains will look far better than before. The ICF-proposed high-speed trains – Train 18, Train 20 are the future trains which are expected to replace the Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains.
The technology is so good that the trains would not only have automatic doors but will also chip in with other facilities such as super-comfortable seating, vacuum toilets, space for wheelchairs and disabled friendly restrooms.
The futuristic trains that are currently being developed under the PM Modi government’s ‘Make in India’ campaign. The trains will also give diffused lighting and Global Positioning System-based Passenger Information System.
The manufacturer of the trains, ICF emphasised that the footstep in the coach’s doorway will slide from the outside when the train halts at a station. This interesting feature is designed to make sure that the passengers experience a safe and smooth journey.
The makers have designed the trains in such a way so that commuters who suffer from some kind physical impairment would be able to travel with ease. For this, special arrangements have been made for the differently-abled inclusive of space for a wheelchair.
As far as Train 18 is concerned, it will have a seating capacity of 1,128 passengers in its 16 coaches. The idea is to roll out two train sets in the current year itself with the first one expected to be launched this month, July.