In the 2013 Railway Budget, Indian Railways has planned to introduce luxurious and expensive Anubhuti Coaches for Additional comfort in Regular trains. Earlier such coaches were only in Luxury trains like Maharaja Express or Palace on Wheels.
In his Budget Speech, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said “With increasing popularity of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, there is also a demand for higher travel comfort. Responding to this need, to begin with, the railways will introduce one such coach in select trains which will provide an excellent ambience and latest modern facilities and services,”
“Such coaches will be named ‘Anubhuti’ with commensurate fare structure,” said the railway minister.
The minister also announced installation of electronic display boards in trains for disseminating information to passengers about approaching stations, train running, arrival platform besides free Wi-Fi facility on several trains to cater to the increasing aspirations and requirement of the youth and other valued customers.
Seven more stations will get air conditioned executive lounges on the lines of the one in New Delhi, he added.