Piyush Goyal-led Indian Railways is all set to refurbish as many as 2,000 old coaches this year! The national transporter, in a bid to enhance customer experience, will upgrade the old coaches of its trains by introducing tray-tables and charging points for every seat, new fans, better seat covers, new taps in the toilets, photographs in the passages etc, states an HT report.
This would be done at a cost of Rs 600 crore. Indian Railways, over the next few years, plans to do the same to 40,000 number of coaches of the 59,000 coaches on its trains.
Rajesh Agarwal, member (rolling stock) of Railway Board, was quoted in the report saying that the Indian Railways has taken several initiatives to change the interiors and exteriors of trains and also to improve the standards of railway coaches.
He further said that while other initiatives are for selected trains, for express trains like Shatabdi and Rajdhani, an umbrella project has been taken up to refurbish their coaches on the basis of requirement. Read More
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