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Better seats in first-class train coach

Travelling in first-class compartments of suburban trains will become more comfortable, reports Shashank Rao.

mumbai Updated: Mar 29, 2010 01:49 IST
Shashank Rao

Travelling in first-class compartments of suburban trains will become more comfortable.

The 85th new-age train, on its way from the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, has modified seats in the first-class compartments that will make commuters’ travel more comfortable. The train will run on Central Railway (CR).

“We have received complaints about the quality of seats in the new trains and so ICF has made some modifications in the material used to make these seats,” said P.C. Sehgal, managing director, Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC).

“Presently, the material used in seats is polycarbonate fibre, which is softer, but the load of passengers result in depression in seats and early wear and tear,” said a MRVC official, requesting anonymity.

Now there will be more leg space as the distance between seats has been increased.

“The seats inside these compartments in the new trains is usually arched, making it very uncomfortable for people to sit,” said banker Vishwanath Iyer, who travels to his Goregaon office from Dadar daily.