Introduction of Jerk Free Journey-Indian Railway
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 2702
ANSWERED ON 04.01.2019
Introduction of jerk free journey
2702 Shri Mohd. Ali Khan
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state :-
(a) whether it is a fact that Railways is planning to introduce jerk-free journey for passengers, with modern fittings;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) whether all the trains would be fitted with this modern equipment or only specific trains are to be fitted with this equipment?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a): Yes, Sir. Indian Railways (IR) is committed to provide a comfortable jerk free journey to its passengers and endeavours to achieve that with the use of better technology continuously.
(b): To minimize the effect of jerks and to improve riding comfort for passengers, IR has introduced new design Centre Buffer Couplers (CBC) with Balanced Draft Gear (BDG) as per specification prepared by Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) / Lucknow.
(c): It has been decided to proliferate CBCs with BDG on all the Mainline passenger coaches of Indian Railways. All new Mainline passenger coaches are being manufactured with CBCs having BDG. In this direction, sanction under Rolling Stock Programme for 100% replacement of the old design CBCs with new design CBCs with BDG has also been taken. The work is under progress at Zonal Railways.