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    Rail Coach Factory Kapurthala rolls out semi high-speed double-decker coaches

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    ​Double-decker coach
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    ​Double-decker coach

    According to a report by PTI, the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala rolled out on Wednesday a semi high-speed double-decker coach that can run at a top speed of up to 160 kilometres per hour (kmph), the Railways said.

    ​High seating capacity
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    ​High seating capacity

    The new double-decker coach is equipped with the most modern amenities and design, and has a capacity of 120 seats. The upper deck can seat 50 passengers and the lower deck 48, it said. The middle deck on the rear ends has 16 seats on one side and six on the other, the Railways added.

    ​GPS-based PIS
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    ​GPS-based PIS

    The coach has optimised aisle width for a comfortable journey, plush interiors, overhead luggage rack, mobile and laptop charging sockets, GPS-based passenger information system and LED destination board among other passenger-centric features, it said.

    ​Form and function
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    ​Form and function

    The entry to the passenger area is through automatic sliding doors and a mini pantry too has been built in each coach to store and serve hot or chilled refreshments to passengers, a Railways statement said.

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    ​Air spring suspension
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    ​Air spring suspension

    "Literally riding on air, the coach has an advanced state-of-the-art air spring suspension system fitted on the advanced FIAT design of bogies. Additionally, CCTV cameras and fire and smoke detection systems have been installed for safety and security of onboard passengers," it added.

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