Date Of Post: 15 June, 2018
New Delhi: The Railways has planned to upgrade the coaches of the superfast & mail expresses under “Project Utkristh”, officials said. As per the Railway Ministry plans, the railways would be working to facelift the coaches of the superfast, mail & express trains on its network.
- “Under Project Utkristh, the railways would upgrade about 140 rakes of the trains in the first phase that would be completed by March 2019,” a Railway Ministry official related to the development told IANS.
- He added, around 500 rakes on the trains that still runs on the old Integral Coach factory design, are planned to be upgraded in the phase-2.
- Under Project Utkristh, for which Rs 60 lakh per rake has been sanctioned, interiors & exteriors of the train will be upgraded, the official also said.
- The project won’t just be a retrofitting of the old coaches, but overall change would be witnessed in every aspect, he added.
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