New Delhi: Indian Railways is doing good work these days, isn’t it? It has been gradually developing in serving the passengers with comfort, best infrastructure, and facilities. Our Railway Minister, Suresh Prabhu has been doing a great job in serving the passengers with best facilities and taking part in developing and modernizing the Indian Railways.
As a step forward in the modernization of Indian Railways, the central government went ahead recently and are now all set to introduce first ever Bullet Trains in the country soon.
As per reports, the first bullet train of E5 Shinkansen series will run on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed corridor and it will be a completely new experience for the passengers as these coaches will be having changing rooms for the babies too with low sinks for hand washing, tables for disposing of diaper and toilet seats designed for babies.
The bullet trains will be equipped with an entirely new kind of toilet system – urinals, western-style toilets with hot water and washing closet seat facility. These trains will have separate washrooms for men and women and they will be equipped with triple mirrors for the purpose of make-up.
Railways are all set to acquire 25 E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains from Japan at an estimated cost of Rs 5,000 crore for the Narendra Modi government’s first bullet train project.
These bullet trains will comprise of 10 coaches and will have the capacity of 731 passengers. They will also have rooms for multi-purpose which can be used by sick passengers or for breastfeeding. Other than this, there will be two more spacious toilets for passengers who are wheelchair-bound. For the first time, wall-mounted urinals will be available for men, as told by a senior official who is associated with the Rs 1 lakh crore bullet train program.
However, not every coach will have urinals and toilets. These urinals and toilets will be set up in alternate coaches; for example, if the urinals are set up in 1,3,5,7 and 9, the toilets will be set up in 2,4,6 and 8 and the same goes for men and women washrooms.
There will be two classes – standard and business; the standard class will have 698 seats while 55 seats will be reserved for business. There will be luggage space for business class passengers in the train.
The bullet train with seating facility will take about 2 hours 7 minutes to travel 508-km distance between Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
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