India Plans Pressurized Train Cabins for Easy Breathing in High Altitude Tracks


India Plans Pressurized Train Cabins for Easy Breathing in High Altitude Tracks

Indian Railways is planning to install aircraft-like pressurized railway coaches for the railway tracks in Leh during its impending expansion. Such coaches will be first introduced in the Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the India-China border, according to reports.

“The initiative of the Indian Railway has been prompted by the fact that this stretch of the world’s highest rail track has witnessed cases of passengers having breathing difficulties on board,” Avinash Mishra, a senior journalist covering railway-related developments told Sputnik.

The technology is similar to that adopted by aircraft to adjust the cabin pressure to near sea-level pressure, which makes breathing problem-free. Read more

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