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Indian Railways’ Oxygen Express is all set to embark towards Bangladesh, which would be the first time ever that it will be going to a neighbouring country, carrying 200 metric tonnes of liquid medical oxygen (LMO).

In a major development, the Indian Railways recently rolled out newly upgraded Tejas type Smart Sleeper coaches equipped with intelligent sensor-based systems for Rajdhani Express.

The bright golden hued coaches, with enhanced smart features are being introduced to run railway’s prestigious Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express train. Indian Railways plans to upgrade all the Rajdhani Express which are running with LHB coaches to Tejas coaches in a phased manner, reports Mint.

The decision is in line with the Indian Railways’ vision towards a more comfortable and technologically enhanced passenger travel. Earlier, the Indian Railways unveiled its plans to roll out the much-awaited and all-new “AC Economy” class of train 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 Ministry said.

“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), streamlining EPC documents and general conditions of contract, etc.

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