The Central Railway on Sunday announced it has introduced innovative steps for Vande Bharat Coaches on trial basis to enhance passenger experience.”The CR has taken two significant initiatives on a trial basis aimed at improving passenger experience and addressing operational challenges within the Vande Bharat coaches,” said CR chief spokesperson Shivraj Manaspure.
The first such initiative is odour sensors implementation for lavatories in Executive coaches of the train. These sensors are deployed on a trial basis and are designed to analyse odour levels within the lavatory environment continuously.
Upon detecting an increase in odour intensity, the sensor triggers an instant alert message to the housekeeping staff. This innovative technology empowers staff to promptly attend to any identified areas, ensuring swift action to maintain cleanliness standards and mitigate passenger discomfort.
After a successful trial period, these odour sensors will be progressively installed in all other coaches, further enhancing hygiene and comfort throughout the train.
The second initiative will be modification of pneumatic pipe orientation in Vande Bharat coaches. Recognising a recurring challenge related to cattle run-over incidents impacting the pneumatic pipe from main reservoir to auto drain valve of the Driving Trailer Coach (DTC) of Vande Bharat trains, CR has initiated a crucial modification.
“Addressing the vulnerability of damage due to entanglement with foreign objects during such incidents, the pneumatic pipe’s orientation has been reversed in one DTC coach,” Manaspure said.
“This strategic modification aims to safeguard the auto drain valve and the connective pipe, thereby reducing damages and ensuring smoother operations even in challenging circumstances,” he added.