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Your AC Coach is All Set to Get Fresher Air

Your AC Coach is All Set to Get Fresher Air
Indian Railways is all set to implement some rather unique air-conditioning facilities , Photo Credit: Shutterstock

The Indian Railways is planning to install new operation theatre-like air conditioning systems in all AC train coaches to combat the spread of infections

Trinetra Paul
July 03 , 2020
01 Min Read

Following successful experiments carried out in 15 pairs of AC trains on Rajdhani train routes, Indian Railways is all set to get new air-conditioning features to ensure safer travel in the post COVID-19 era.

The new feature is similar to air-conditioning systems used in operation theatres where the Roof Mounted AC Package Unit (RMPU) system will replace the cool air inside your compartment about 16 to 18 times per hour. This is being done to minimise the spread of infections and ensure safer travel.

Though the experiment has been carried out in a handful of AC trains, the ministry is gearing up to implement it on all AC coach trains throughout the country.

According to railway officials, AC units on trains circulate new air only six to eight times per hour, and 80 percent of that is recirculated air. 

In addition to the new feature, the central air conditioning temperature has also been increased from the previous 23 degrees Celsius to 25 degree Celsius, so that passengers do not have to be provided with linens which could be contaminated.

This will be a welcome move as some studies have concluded that air conditioners may act as a catalyst in droplet transmission. 


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That's too great
Rajesh Bathija July 04 , 2020

Well written with apt elaborationHope to experience safer transport
DEBJANI CHATTERJEE July 03 , 2020

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