Automatic doors not feasible in suburban trains: official

  • | Friday | 12th October, 2018

The engineer also gave a comparison of the suburban trains with metro rail as directed by the court. “Installation of auto closure doors in EMU/suburban train coaches which now accommodate nearly 200 to 300 persons per coach will worsen the circulation of fresh air... It is practically not feasible to operate EMU/suburban trains in Chennai with closed doors due to climatic conditions and overcrowded coaches during peak hours,” the engineer said. The Southern Railway on Thursday told the Madras High Court that it would cost nearly ?3,500 crore to provide automatic doors in all existing coaches of Electric Multiple Unit (EMU)/suburban trains in the country. Considering the result of the study, Indian Railways had taken steps to install two forced ventilation systems at the end of every coach in EMU/suburban trains.

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