Soon, you are going to see a visible difference when you board a Rajdhani or Shatabdi train next time. Northern Railway is all set to upgrade 16 of these trains to “gold” standard, with improved exteriors and interiors, complete with vinyl wrappings, LED lights and wall paintings, according to a report in the Times of India.
The upgradation will be done as a part of Swarna project, under which the New Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi got CCTV cameras, free Wi-Fi and revamped interiors, among other additions. The train also got disposable headrest covers in the executive class, with all coaches having displays in Braille. Railway officials said the project will initially include 11 Shatabdi and 5 Rajdhani trains and will cost Rs 2.35 lakh per coach, the TOI report said.
The upgraded Shatabdi trains between New Delhi and Dehradun are likely to start operating by the end of April, while the deadline for the remaining is August 2018, RN Singh, divisional railway manager (Delhi division), told TOIadding that “the exteriors and interiors will be revamped to improve passengers’ experience. Northern Railway is also planning to install CCTV cameras and GPS-based information system on all Shatabdi and Rajdhani trains.” Read More…
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