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IHG debuts in Agra with signing of Holiday Inn Agra MG Road

Under Fire from the Supreme Court over lack of measures taken to protect Taj Mahal , the government will come out with a 100-year vision document to conserve the monument that will include steps to shut down polluting industries and introduce green transport in the surrounding areas.

The Steps proposed to preserve the Taj are:

  • Hazardous industries to be closed
  • A rubber dam to be setup in the downstream of the Taj in Agra
  • All Yamuna cleaning to start by December 2018
  • Pilot Bio-ethanol fuel project in Agra for vehicles
  • One city one operator for STPs in Agra
  • Green mass transport system in Agra

Anubhuti Coaches with Aircraft-like Features to Replace Shatabdi 1st-AC Executive Chair Cars

Anubhuti luxury coaches are all set to replace AC-1st class Executive Chair car coaches in some Shatabdi Express trains. As many as 10 Anubhuti coaches have been manufactured with idea of giving passengers an aircraft-like experience during their train journeys. From LCD entertainment screens that allow you to play movies, to cushioned leg rests and reading lights - Anubhuti coaches are a definite upgrade from the existing Executive chair cars. Adding to the good news is the fact that all these features are unlikely to translate into a fare hike for passengers.

The exterior of the coach has been given an artistic touch, while maintaining the overall blue scheme of the Shatabdi trains. Like all new trains of Indian Railways, this one too has an anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping.

The 56-seat coach has seats in the 2+2 configuration. LED lights have been fitted to save energy and also provide better lighting.

The upgraded executive-class coach has cushioned seats with an airline-like leg-rest to make your train travel more comfortable. The seat can also be reclined.

An added advantage for the passengers is the provision of USB and mobile charging points in the space that joins two seats.

There is also an attendant calling facility above the seat. The 'bell' button will make sure that your queries are answered without moving from your seat.