Indian Railways to get a big Revamp
The Integral Factory Coaches will be added with aestheically pleasing panellings and fittingsAuthor : Sunaina
New Delhi, Dec 25 (UNI) The Indian Railways has planned to revamp the interior of the Integral Coach Factory designed coaches with added features like aesthetically designed fittings and more pleasing colours and panelling. In addition to this, improved toilets are also being provided in some of the existing coaches by refurbishing them during Mid-life Rehabilitation. Though, this is a continuous process on Indian Railways.
The coaches running on Railways are given periodic maintenance as per norms wherein all the safety and amenity fittings are examined for good working condition and defective components are repaired or replaced. Proper cleaning and full watering of all coaches is also ensured during maintenance, official sources here said.
Systems are in place in order to ensure that passenger coaches that have completed their prescribed service life are not allowed in train service in Railways.
Various premium services like Humsafar, Tejas, Antyodaya, UDAY, Mahamana, Gatimaan and coaches like Deen Dayalu and Anubhuti, which have improved coach interiors, exteriors, have been introduced in service, they added.
Under project Swarn, 14 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi train services have been upgraded across nine dimensions, which include coach interiors, toilets, onboard cleanliness, staff behaviour, catering, linen, punctuality, security and on-board entertainment.
Upgradation of 640 rakes of Mail, Express trains in divisions has also been taken up from 2018-19 onwards under Project Utkrisht.