Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train: State-of-the-art toilets, separate washrooms, and business class
If you’re a frequent long-distance train traveller, then you know the standard of toilets available in coaches. While the latrines are cleaned regularly, there is always a sense one gets that more could be done in cleaning it.
Fortunately, Indian Railways is now focusing on an entirely new toilet system, as reported in The Financial Express. The new toilets will be introduced in the E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains, and will comprise separate washrooms for men and women. Furthermore, there will be hot water facilities, and triple mirrors inside the washrooms.
The 731-seater E5 series Shinkansen bullet train, a new generation Japanese high speed train, will also have multi- purpose room to be used for breast feeding and also for sick passengers. Besides, there will be two extra-spacious toilets for wheelchair-bound passengers in the 10-coach high speed train.
The E5 Shinkansen series bullet trains will be introduced on the upcoming Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed corridor. The Railways is gearing up to acquire the trains at a cost of Rs 5,000 crore.
However, urinals and toilets will be installed in alternate coaches in the train. For example, toilets will be installed in coach number 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9 while urinals will be available in …read more