CHENNAI: Railway Board chairman A K Mittal on Tuesday flagged off an eight-coach train manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai for Kolkata Metro.
The coaches of the train are on a par with any other metro coaches currently available in India when it comes to technology, ICF said in a statement.
The coaches have electrically operated automatic sliding doors with a manual override for emergency.
Each coach would cost half the price of any imported metro coach, the release said.
A train comprising eight coaches costs Rs 40 crore. As many as 3,050 passengers can travel in the train at a time.
Mittal inspected glass-roofed Vistadome coaches being manufactured at ICF. IRCTC uses Vistadome coaches to carry tourists.