BANGALORE: The South Western Railway on Friday introduced the new look for the Hazrat Nizamuddin Express which departed the City Railway Station at 8 am. Sporting new coaches designed by Linke Holfmann Bush (LHB), a German company, the train is painted red and features distinctive panoramic style windows. The train was inaugurated on Friday, which has 16 coaches including 2 power cars which generate electricity for the entire train.
Other coaches comprise 1 First Class AC which can seat 24 people, 5 two-tier AC coaches which can seat 52 people and 7 three-tier AC coaches with 72 berth capacity.
“The pantry car is of superior quality. Food will be served hot and fresh,” said S Mani, divisional railway manager, Bangalore Division, SWR.
“The entire staff has been given a new look and will stay with the train all the way till Delhi,” added another SWR manager.
Built at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, the LHB coaches are designed for speed upto 160 kmph and have fire retardant qualities. The coaches are anti telescopic and are fit with anti-roll bars which prevent them from capsizing.
SWR has taken over maintenance of the rakes and will be taking over services like linen supply, catering and on-board cleaning within a month.