Indian Railways to upgrade 500 Mail/Express train rakes in the next one year! With an aim to improve the travel experience of the common man on Mail/Express trains, Indian Railways is hoping to upgrade around 500 train rakes in the upcoming financial year.
A senior Railway Ministry official told Financial Express Online that as part of the phase 2 of Project Utkrisht, Indian Railways is targeting the upgrade and revamp of 500 Mail/Express rakes that have old ICF-design coaches. Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry aims to upgrade 640 rakes of Mail/Express trains by March 2020, 140 of which are likely to be revamped in the current financial year.
Subsequently, 500 rakes will get a facelift in the financial year 2019-2020, the official told Financial Express Online. Read More