I traveled by MRVC rake, met Dr. P.C. Sehgal,
MD at MRVC and also sought input from my Motormen friends.
MRVC rake at Kandivali car shed (KILE). Glass in driving cab is large with no
protection from afternoon sun.
Driving cab is spacious, well laid out with speedometer, BP pressure and Brake
cylinder pressure gauges in front of M/man.
View from Guard side. Note two speedometers. The second one is on left pillar
and it is connected to AWS.
Steel bars separating First class and Gandhi class passenger.
Now, the legroom in First class with GM seating in it. Feel free to complain and
do so loudly.
This is First class seating. Agreed that seats at end of coach in FC have
cramped leg room. But most guys complaining about it do not travel by FC.
Typical of India.
Gandhi class seating.
I have read lots of complaints about side bars. It seems to be that they protect
passenger standing near door but are not getting down at platform. And they are
almost invisible when doors are open.
Ventilating slats are on the lower side of door so rain will not make you
Now about MRVC. MRVC owns this project,
co-ordinates it. Railways are customers and ICF plus Siemens are vendors.
MRVC cannot say let IR or ICF work on issues
related to sun shades or handles. MRVC can say, we arranged to have two proto
types for each railway and we are going to act based on feedback from
Unless, MRVC understands and accepts her responsibility,
passengers will never fully enjoy travel in MRVC rakes.
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