State-of-the-art hybrid coaches with enhanced seating capacity will be introduced in the non-stop ‘Duranto´ class of trains which will be rolled out soon.
Made of stainless steel, these coaches are light in weight and will have inherent design features like superior aesthetics, better ride quality and low maintenance cost.
They would also have environment-friendly toilets, a source in the Railways told PTI.
Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced 12 such trains in her Budget speech.
Later, replying to a discussion on the Budget in Parliament, she announced introduction of another two such trains and had said a couple of them would run within a month.
“One of the rakes has already arrived in New Delhi station,” the source said. Eleven Durantos will originate from Delhi.
He said these hybrid coaches will have 12 per cent enhanced seating capacity. The exterior will have Rajdhani-like appearance.
RCF Kapurthala will roll out 360 hybrid coaches during this financial year.