If you are a frequent flyer of long distance trains, you already know the toilet level of trainers available. While latrines are cleaned regularly, there is always a feeling that we can do more to clean.
Fortunately, the Indian Railways now focus on a brand new toilet system, as reported in The Financial Express. The new toilets will be introduced on the Shinkansen E5 series trains and include separate bathrooms for men and women. In addition, there will be hot water facilities, and three mirrors in the bathrooms.
The 731-seat Shinkansen E5 series bullet train, a next generation high-speed Japanese train, will also have a multi-purpose lactation room and sick passengers. In addition, there will be two extra large bathrooms for wheelchair passengers on the 10-speed trainer.
Bullet Shinkansen E5 series trains will be introduced in the adjacent high-speed lane of Bombay-Ahmedabad. Railways are preparing to buy trains at a cost of Rs 5 billion.
However, urinals and toilets will be installed in replacement cars on the train. For example, the toilets will be installed in the number 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9, while urinals are available between trainers number 2, 4, 6 and 8.
Baths for men and women will also be placed in a similar fashion. There will be luggage for business travelers on the train. In addition to the company, there will also be standard class passengers. While the train will have 698 seats for the standard class, 55 seats will be assigned to the business class.
The bullet train with seats will take approximately 2 hours 7 minutes to travel 508km distance between Bombay and Ahmedabad. Most of the corridor will be high, with the exception of a 21 km underground tunnel between Virar and Thane, which will be 7 km under the sea. The submarine tunnel was chosen to avoid damage to this thick vegetation the region.
The runner will start at the subway station at the Bandra-Kurla complex in Mumbai, then pass through 21 km underground before emerging above ground in Thane.
JICA has agreed to finance 81 percent of the total cost of the project with a 50-year loan at an interest rate of 0.1 percent and a moratorium on repayment of up to 15 years.
India’s railways will invest 9800 CRS in the high-speed rail project and the remaining cost will be borne by the governments of the states of Maharashtra and Gujarat.