Kapurthala, 21.11.2018 :Rail Coach Factory,Kapurthala has manufactured anewrake to berun in the Buddhist circuit consisting totalof 12 coaches with number of innovativefeatures. The rake was handed over by Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer of RCF Sh. M P Sinha to Shri Awadesh Kumar , GGM of IRCTC. This is atourist rake customized by RCF as per demands of IRCTC keepingin view thespecial needs of tourists for comfortable and pleasurable journey.The design and manufacturing of this tourist rakehas been in-house completelyand in ashort span of approximatelysix months.This rake is now being delivered to IRCTC.Therake is on the pattern of Maharaja Express tourist train already being run by IRCTC whichwas developed especially by M/s. Cox and Kings.
This tourist rakecomprise of 4 nos. of First AC Coaches, 2 nos. of Second ACcoaches, 2 nos. of AC Dining Cars, 2 nos. of Power Cars,1 no. Third AC for Staff carand 1 no. for pantry car.In this rake, thelayouts of Seconds AC coach, Dining Car, Power Car, Third AC coach and Pantry car has been altered and customized onspecific demands of IRCTC.
The exterior of all coaches have beenprovided with Fleet graphic film depicting rich heritage and culture of India through various monuments & symbols.The exterior Vinyl film colour scheme is a mix of beigeand brown colourswhich makes the rake look aesthetically pleasing.Also, the interior of this tourist coach has been furnished byproviding aesthetically pleasing PVC based films in matching shades and colours and having leather finish.
The rake is equipped with modern featureslike Bio-Vacuum toilets, upgraded modular toilets and bathrooms, CCTV Cameras, Smoke and Fire Detection System inall coaches, Fire Detection and Fire Suppression System in Pantry andPower Carcoaches, PA System for better comfort and safety of passengers.
The 1st and 2ndAC coaches are provided withtwo shower rooms and two western style toilets with fittings such as touch-less tap, soapdispenser and hand dryer, Gel coatedWash Basin Shelf, marble finishinterior paneling having anti-graffiti coatingetc.These coachesarealsoprovidedwith valuable lockers. The second AC coach hasprovision of comfortable Sofa with adjustable reading lights.The passenger capacity for these coaches are 24 and 30 respectively.
The dining car of this rake has a capacity to accommodate 64 passengers.Dining car is equipped with aesthetically pleasing LED/Decorative lighting, electricallyoperated venetian blind windows, dining tables in teakwood finish, glass tables tops, Stainless Steel partition frames with MDF board etc.In serving area, several new equipments suchas Baine marie for serving hot food, programmablecoffee vending machine, microwave oven, wine chiller, plate dispenser, automatic dish washer etc has also been provided.
The pantry car coaches has been provided with many modern equipments likeexhaust, chimneys, Electric Hot plate (M/s. Moffat), Deep Fat Friers(M/s. Sammic) Combi Ovens (M/s. Convotherrm), Deep Freezers, Salamandar,Dough makingmachine, Ice Cream Chest Freeze, Under Counter Freezers,RO Water dispenser etc.
The third AC coach is forthe staff and will have special provision for comfortable stay of staff like individual lockers,dedicated kitchen, dining space etc.It will alsohave centralized control room for various safety featureslike Smoke Detection andand Alarmsystem, CCTV, PublicAddress system etc.A separate cabin has been provided for theManager.The power car of thisrake has also been specially modified by connecting the luggage compartment withthe rake by provisionof sliding door. Guard compartment has been shifted in the rake end side.
The complete rake is to be run in predefined formation by keepingthe pantry carin centre and connecting one Dining Car,two First AC, oneSecond AC and onepower car on each side of the Pantry Car.Third AC is to be attached adjacent to the Power Car on any side.