Railways rolls out double decker AC coach with 160 kmph speed potential
Indian Railways' coach manufacturing unit, the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala on Wednesday has rolled out a semi high-speed double-decker coach that can run at a top speed of up to 160 kilometres per hour (kmph), according to the Railways ministry.
The new double-decker coach has a capacity of 120 seats and is equipped with modern amenities and design. The upper deck of the coach can accommodate 50 passengers and while the lower deck can seat 48. Also, the middle deck on the rear ends has 16 seats on one side and six on the other, the ministry informed. Additionally, the coach is also optimised aisle width for a comfortable journey, overhead luggage rack, plush interiors, mobile and laptop charging sockets, GPS-based passenger information system and LED destination board among other passenger-centric features, the Railways added.