Double decker practice from Chennai to Bangalore probably by early 2013


The air-conditioned chair automobile will lug 70 per cent extra passengers than regular coach of Shatabdi and Brindavan

The air-conditioned chair automobile will lug 70 per cent extra passengers than regular coach of Shatabdi and Brindavan

The Chennai-Bangalore Double Decker AC practice introduced within the Railway Funds is prone to rollout by December-January touting a number of extra security options and passenger facilities.

Nevertheless, although you’ll have extra individuals for firm on board this new practice, the Shatabdi Specific will proceed to be your most suitable option to achieve Bangalore sooner. Whereas the working time between the 2 cities is about six hours for the double decker, the Shatabdi races throughout the 362 km in just below 5 hours.

In response to an official on the Rail Coach Manufacturing unit (RCF), Kapurthala, the coach composition to the Chennai-Bangalore part could be 17 coaches that embrace a 13-car rake and 4 spare coaches. The usual rake would have 11 Air-conditioned Double Decker Chair Automobiles and two Brake Van-cum-Baggage-cum energy automobiles.

The trademark red-and-yellow stainless-steel LHB chassis has been constructed on an anti-climbing know-how template that ensures that the crashworthy coaches don’t pile up in case of a mishap. An total discount in weight can be anticipated to spice up gas effectivity.

The Chennai-Bangalore Double Decker Specific (each day) could have a seating capability of 120 individuals per coach that’s partitioned into higher deck (50), decrease deck (48) and regular (22) sections. Passengers enter the coach at regular ranges on the platform and proceed to allotted seats on the higher or decrease sections. The passenger carriage capability is sort of 70 per cent greater than the seats on a coach of the Shatabdi (78) or the Brindavan Specific (73).

Although the fare for the brand new practice is but to be formalised, an estimated fare of about Rs.370 — a ticket for the Delhi-Jaipur practice prices Rs.347 for a distance of 303 km — may make travelling on the double decker chair automobile to Bangalore cheaper than the Shatabdi (Rs.510) or the Brindavan (Rs.386).

The precise velocity of the practice would depend upon monitor situations, an RCF official stated. From the expertise of comparable double-deckers launched in different sectors, at excessive velocity the practice is anticipated to clock about 160 kph alongside some stretches.

Whereas double deckers have been operational within the Indian Railways a long time in the past earlier than being shunted away to oblivion, what units aside the brand new trains are passenger consolation utilities and state-of-the-art security options.

A few of the options embrace a GPS-based Passenger Data System that scrolls real-time working place, practice velocity and distance to the subsequent station, shortly operable emergency home windows, air suspension system and a number of shock absorbers for a easy experience and fireplace extinguishers in all coaches.

The coaches may also have a managed discharge bathroom system that discharges wastes solely on attaining a velocity of 45 kph.

In response to the brand new timetable of Southern Railway, Practice No.22625 Chennai Central- Bangalore AC Double Decker Specific will depart right here at 7.25 a.m. and attain Bangalore at 1.30 p.m. whereas Practice No.22626 will depart Bangalore at 2.40 p.m. and arrive at 8.45 p.m. The stoppages are at Perambur (up course solely), Arakkonam, Katpadi, Ambur, Jolarpettai, Bangarapet, Krishnarajapuram and Bangalore Cantonment.

The primary of those trendy RCF-produced double decker trains have been first launched on the Howrah-Dhanbad part adopted by Delhi-Jaipur just a few days in the past. Other than the Chennai-Bangalore part, the opposite Double Decker routes proposed are Mumbai-Ahmedabad and Bhopal-Indore, officers stated.


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