Railway air-conditioned trains will now get fresh air in the bogies of air-conditioned trains so that the risk of infection spreading can be reduced. Officials said that this experiment has been started by the Railways in 15 AC trains running on Rajdhani routes from May 12. This is part of the railway’s preparations for the operation of trains in the post-Kovid-19 (COVID-19) situation.
Directors said the Roof Mounted AC Package (RMPU) in the air-conditioned bogies of the Indian Railways changes the air more than 16-18 times per hour as in the operation theatres. Earlier, these air-conditioned trains used to change air six to eight times per hour and 80 per cent of the air left in the compartment was recirculated air while only 20 per cent was fresh air. With the increase in the number of changes in the air, however, the consumption of energy will also increase by 10 to 15 per cent.
As per the media reports. This is a new way. In the way AC works, it uses recirculated air so that the bogie cools quickly. When we use fresh air, it will take a little longer to cool down, so extra energy will be consumed. Railways have also increased the temperature of centralized AC from the normal 23 ° C to 25 ° C as sheets will no longer be provided to passengers.