The Indian railway all set to transform trains through technology like never before! Last year has been phenomenal for the national transporter. With the launching of engine-less, self-propelled- Vande Bharat Express trains to implementation of passenger eco-friendly facilities, there is a sense of improved and enhanced train journey experience. In the coming years, Indian Railways aims to provide world-class train journey experience to passengers by embracing technological advancements. With a focus on safety, comfort, and convenience, Indian Railways is aiming to transform its network.
According to Indian Railways, technology in the year 2020 is going to be a growth driver. As there is no shortage of coaches now, the focus will be on introducing SMART coaches on the Indian Railways network. Also, with modern features like CCTVs with facial recognition, emergency talk-back system, WiFi infotainment system, automatic plug-door and step control, etc. there will be a complete change in travel experience.
For Indian Railways, the introduction of semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express trains was the biggest success story of last year. This year as well as in the coming years, the national transporter plans to launch many other world-class train sets, improving the railway connectivity across the country. There has been an exponential growth in coach production. For the first time, Indian Railways has witnessed more supply than demand. The financial year 2018-19 saw the highest production of coaches in the last two decades, with a total of 5,836 coaches. The Modern Coach Factory (MCF) had doubled its production, last year. This year, MCF in Raebareli aims to triple its production of coaches.