Railways to roll out Tejas sleeper coaches; 500 to be manufactured in FY 21-22

The railways will roll out Tejas sleeper type trains from February 15 with the introduction of the Agartala Rajdhani Special train.

Published: 13th February 2021 12:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th February 2021 12:46 AM   |  A+A-

Indian Railways

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NEW DELHI: The railways will roll out Tejas sleeper type trains from February 15 with the introduction of the Agartala Rajdhani Special train, the ministry said on Friday.

The railways has decided to replace the rake of Agartala-Anand Vihar Terminal Special Rajdhani Express with Tejas Sleeper coaches with upgraded facilities.

It will offer better connectivity with the national capital.

"Provided with smart features, the coaches of this New Sleeper Type Tejas Train will offer best in class travel experience. The start of the Tejas service is planned for February 15," the railways said in a statement.

With the introduction of this modern Tejas Sleeper type train for long distance journey, the Indian Railway is making a paradigm shift in the travel experience for the passengers, it said.

It is planned that 500 such Tejas type Sleeper coaches will be manufactured at Integral Coach Factory (ICF) and Modern Coach Factory (MCF), production units of Indian Railways in FY 21-22 which will gradually replace the premium long distance trains over Indian Railways network, the statement read.

The Tejas type Sleeper coaches have automatic plug door, stainless Steel Under-frame, bio-vacuum toilet system, air suspension bogies, fire alarm, detection and suppression system and other smart features.


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  • g chandrasekar

    The Railway board is very keen that none of the developmental projects should be introduced in long distance trains to south India. The trains in this sector from Delhi to Chennai take at least 35 hours. but the new facilities will never be introduced in this sector. The slowest trains run in this sector. None of the infrastructures like dedicated freight corridor are allowed to reach Chennai. The new proposal for the dedicated freight corridor stop with Vijayawada. It is time that the railway board gives up the anti south particularly anti Tamil Nadu attitude.
    19 days ago reply
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