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Amrit Bharat Train with ‘push-pull’ technology to enhance passenger comfort: Vaishnav

Ashwini Vaishnaw, Minister of Railways, Government of India has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon flag off the newly made Amrit Bharat train which features “push-pull” technology. He highlighted the innovative technology, which he claims significantly increases the speed of the trains as well as passenger comfort.

“Amrit Bharat train has better acceleration due to push-pull technology. This means that the vehicle accelerates quickly and also stops quickly, thereby saving time wherever there are curves and bridges on the way. It is equipped with semi-permanent couplers which eliminate the scope of shocks in the train. Charging points are provided near every seat. Special toilets have also been made for the disabled, with wide doors and special ramps,” he said.

“Total new technology has been used in engines. Like Vande Bharat, an absolute locomotive cab has been installed in Amrit Bharat train also,”  Vaishnaw said after inspecting the newly built ‘Amrit Bharat’ train at the New Delhi Railway station here on Monday.

The Minister also mentioned that a lot of changes have been made in the design of train toilets in which minimum water usage is promoted. “Vestibules in train are fully covered because when the vehicle moves at speed the air starts to move inside which has the possibility of impairing the stability of the vehicle. This will keep the car stable and safe. For the comfort of the passengers, Cushions are installed at the luggage berth above,” he said.

Vaishnav further informed that the technology used in Vande Bharat trains and the upcoming Amrit Bharat trains are made in India. “The two most important technologies of the world are – Distributive Power which has created Vande Bharat Transit and Push-Pull technology which has created Amrit Bharat, both technologies are made in India under PM Modi’s Make in India initiative,” he said.


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