Indian Railways has recently rolled out newly upgraded Tejas type Smart Sleeper coaches to run the prestigious Mumbai – New Delhi Rajdhani Express, the first being on the Agartala-Anand Vihar route. Indian Railways plans to upgrade all the Rajdhani Express which are running with LHB coaches to Tejas coaches in a phased manner.
Experts concur with the railway ministry’s decision for the introduction of Tejas rakes to the Rajdhani Express is in line with the Indian Railways’ vision towards a more comfortable and technologically enhanced passenger travel.
“With the use of Tejas SMART Coach, the Indian Railways aims to move to predictive maintenance instead of preventive maintenance. The introduction of this modern Tejas Sleeper type train for long distance journey, is another paradigm shift by the Indian Railways for enhancing the travel experience for passengers,” the statement from the Railway Ministrysaid.
“The Indian Railways has been taking forward leaps in the past few years, including in the COVID ridden 2020 and 2021, with steps such as formulating the NRP 2030 (national rail plan),