Good news for Indian Railways passengers! Soon, you will get modern amenities onboard some more trains. The railways have been working to upgrade its train under various schemes like ‘Project Utkrisht’ and ‘Project Swarna’. Under Project Utkrisht, the public transporter has been improving the passenger amenities by adding features like LED lights, colour makeover, displays for passenger information, better toilet amenities, anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping in interiors, anti-graffiti exterior painting, better seats, anti-skid flooring, stainless steel panelling, dustbins, washbasin, large mirrors, hybrid design bio-toilets, and health faucets.
Now, the East Central Railway (ECR) has said that it has selected as many as 16 trains for upgradation under the project. ECR PRO Rajesh Kumar told zeebiz.com that the upgradation of trains selected in the first phase will be completed before March 31.
“In the first phase, train number 13237/38/39/40 Patna-Kota Express of Danapur Division, train number 13351/52 Dhanbad-Alleppey Express of Dhanbad Mandal and 15203/04 Barauni – Lucknow Express of Sonpur Division have been selected under the Project Utkrisht. Tender worth Rs 2 crore 33 lakh has been opened on January 11, 2019 for the project,” said the ECR in a statement.
It added that tenders worth Rs 4.79 crore will be opened by the Dhanbad Division for the first and second phase of the project. The Sonpur Division has already opened a tender of Rs 6.55 crore on January 9, 2019 for both the phases of the project.
“In the second phase of the Project Utkrisht, train number 12351/52 Rajendra Nagar-Howrah Express, 13287/88 Rajendra Nagar-Durg South Bihar Express, 12391/92 Rajgir-New Delhi Shramjeevi Express, 22355/56 Pataliputra-Chandigarh Express and 22351/52 Pataliputra-Yashwantpur Express of Danapur Division, train 13329/30 Dhanbad-Patna Ganga Damodar Express of Dhanbad Division, train number 12557/58 Muzaffarpur-Anand Vihar Sapt Kranti Express, 15231/32 Barauni-Gondia Express, 15227/28 Muzaffarpur-Yashwantpur Express of Sonpur Division and train number 15235/36 Darbhanga-Howrah Express, 12577/78 Darbhanga-Mysore Bagmati Express, 15279/80 Saharsa-Anand Vihar Poorabiya Express and 15273/74 Raxol-Anand Vihar Satyagrah Express of Samastipur Division, have been selected for upgradation,” it said.
Kumar informed that interior of these trains will undergo a makeover. “The trains will be fitted with auto generator system to avoid stinking. The toilets will be cleaned every two hours,” said Kumar.
The swanky-makeover will provide the passengers with top-class facilities onboard the train and will boost the comfort level.