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Good news train passengers! Indian Railways to upgrade non-AC sleeper coaches with AC on these trains

Indian Railways news: In its endeavour to offer a better passenger experience while travelling on trains, the Indian Railways is planning to replace non-AC coaches with air-conditioned coaches for trains running at a speed of 130 kmph or above.

Non-AC sleeper coaches to be replaced by AC coaches for trains running at 130-160 kmph in the near future, said an official on Sunday, as reported by PTI. These trains will have only air-conditioned coaches. This is as part of the Railways’ plans to upgrade the network.

In fact, the Railways will keep ticket prices of these trains “affordable”, said Railway ministry spokesperson D J Narain, as reported by the new agency. He, however, said “it should not be misconstrued that all non-AC coaches will be made into AC coaches. “

Narain said, “AC coaches have become a technical necessity wherever the speed of the train is going to be above 130 kmph,” adding Indian Railways is working on a massive plan to upgrade the railway network to high-speed potential.

He informed that a prototype of such an AC coach is being manufactured at Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala and should be ready in a few weeks, as reported by PTI.

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