Date of Post: 13 Nov, 2018
New Delhi: Railways is planning to refurbish around 2,000 old coaches by the end of this year. To improve travelling experience, the railways will upgrade the old coaches by adding charging points for every seat, tray-tables, new fans, better seat covers, new taps in the toilets among others. The estimated cost for this revamp is expected to be around Rs 600 crore.
- Over the next few years, national transporter is also planning to upgrade almost 40,000 coaches out of total 59,000 coaches on its trains, HT reported.
- The Indian Railways has planned several initiatives to change the interiors and exteriors of trains, and also to improve the quality of railway coaches, Rajesh Agarwal, member, Railway Board, said.
- An umbrella project had been initiated to refurbish the coaches of Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains, Agrawal added.
- Over 40,000 coaches would be refurbished when they go for their annual maintenance to avoid any disruption in operations, he said.
- Besides the upgradation of the coaches, the national transporter is looking forward to develop 640 Utkrisht rakes in the next 2 years.
- The cost regarding the development of 640 Utkrisht rakes has been estimated at Rs 400 crore.
- Under Project ‘Utkrisht’, 140 rakes of mail/express trains are likely to be upgraded in the phase-1 of the project.
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