Vendors eking out their living by selling items of essential need at Amritsar Railway Station’s platform number one have alleged that their sales have declined due to lopsided scheduling of trains.
In the summer of 1994, 5-year-old Arun Pandian would hurriedly get off the train on platform number seven at the Bengaluru station, and watch the Shatabdi Express’ electric engine get replaced by a diesel one in a matter of 10 minutes.
Indian Railways 200 kmph capable engine revealed! Indian Railways has for the first time rolled out in front of the media its special engine that will pull trains at 200 kmph, which is an unheard of velocity in India till now.
Soon, you may have to pay less to travel on a Shatabdi train — but only for a short trip.
How about entering a high speed train with soothing ambience which is well-lit by sunlight seeping through clear glass windows?
The vandalism of India’s first high-speed train not only left us all shocked but also proved a point that we seriously don’t deserve good things.
The next time you travel by Tejas Express, you may not be able to watch movies, play games and listen to songs on the LCD screens mounted behind the seats.
Soon, you are going to see a visible difference when you board a Rajdhani or Shatabdi train next time. Northern Railway is all set to upgrade 16 of these trains to “gold” standard, with improved exteriors and interiors, complete with vinyl wrappings, LED lights and wall paintings, according to a report in the Times of India.
All coaches of the Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto trains will soon have four CCTV cameras each to ensure passenger safety, a railways official said.
In a bid to cut travel time and provide a comfortable journey to its passengers, the Indian Railways is reportedly all set to introduce a world-class train in the country by June this year, and another by 2020.