Railways unveils train coaches with new, refurbished look

This is a step towards providing better amenities to passengers and we will continue to do so in future also, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inspecting the new coaches.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: January 12, 2016 7:58 pm
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Enhancing passenger amenities coupled with adequate fire safety measures, railways on Tuesday unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishings.

This is a step towards providing better amenities to passengers and we will continue to do so in future also, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said after inspecting the new coaches.

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Equipped with added features like controlled discharged water tap, new toilet modules, exhaust fan, LED lights, snack tables for side berth passengers, 24 coaches comprising AC-1, AC-2 and Sleeper Classes bogies were showcased.

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Though the coaches are 12 to 15 years old, all have been refurbished at the Carriage Rehabilitation Workshop in Bhopal.

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There will be a total of 111 coaches which would be refurbished with new features at an estimated cost of Rs 31.5 crore.

It costs about Rs 25 lakh more per AC-1 coach to refurbish it, Railway Board Member Hemant Kumar said.

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Asked in which train these 24 coaches will be used, Kumar said the route and train has not been decided yet.

 

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    AMIT PADHYE
    Jan 16, 2016 at 5:12 am
    Its a great job done... I see some comments as usual like Left party or congress s just commenting..I think its a Intolerance issue and I will give my award back which I got in my 1 st standard from my school... ha ha ... Some people feel that being rich or middle cl is a crime in India and we can not enjoy anything unless all poors becomes rich...sick mindset ...Yes one can say that goverment should do sometning for poor people also... But unless they get money or tax from rich they can not do anything for poor.... where does the money will come from ?? from Italy ....ha ha...
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      MANJARI
      Apr 18, 2016 at 4:06 am
      All I say is can you put more cleaning staff, provide water in the toilets and cleaner sheets?? Yes AC coaches don't have that! I am not even talking about the inhuman condition of the general coaches......Mr Prabhu.......loads of money not well spent..........we need our existing trains to be cleaner, punctual and running on better tracks not BULLET TRAINS.
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        dilip
        Jan 13, 2016 at 4:53 am
        If only all the trains hv proper facilities !!Just travelledtoday in a ramshackle 2-AC coach . The bedsheets were stained and yellowed .The side pouches were not there.Lets get basic I nimum facilities properly
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          Insaan
          Jan 12, 2016 at 1:47 pm
          Thanks to the responsible government led by the son of the soil, PM Narendra Modi. India is really on the move! I can hear Modi ji loud and clear in my mind what he told the nation from the rampart of the Red Fort in Delhi. प्रधान मंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी जी ने लाल किले की प्राचीर से भारत पुनर्निर्माण की रूपरेखा व्यक्त करते उन्होंने करोड़ों दिलों में आत्मविश्वास जगा दिया है।राष्ट्रवादी मोदी जी के नेतृत्व से संतुष्ट मैं दैनिक जीवन में सुचरित्र निष्ठापूर्वक व्यवहार अथवा कार्यशैली अपना दूसरों को भी ऐसा करने सोचने को प्रोत्साहित करता हूँ|
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            Insaan
            Jan 12, 2016 at 7:18 pm
            मैं व्यक्तिगत रूप से मोदी-भक्त नहीं हूँ केवल राष्ट्रवादी हूँ| कल तक अरविन्द केजरीवाल जी को राष्ट्रवादी मान भ्रष्टाचार-की-जननी कांग्रेस का छाया कहते बीजेपी का विरोध करता रहा हूँ| भारतीय राजनीतिक क्षितिज पर नरेन्द्र मोदी जी के उजागर होने पर मुझे विश्वास हो चला था कि केजरीवाल जी की आआप और मोदी जी के नेतृत्व में बीजेपी दोनों मिल भारतीय राष्ट्रीय कांग्रेस का विकल्प बन भारत का पुनर्निर्माण कर पाएंगे| लेकिन भारतीय राजनैतिक इतिहास में तथाकथित नेताओं ने राष्ट्रवाद का उल्लंघन कर सदैव राष्ट्र-विरोधी तत्वों का साथ दिया है और परिणामस्वरूप आज हम सब दीमक के टीले पर बैठ राष्ट्रवादी मोदी जी का विरोध करने में किंचित भी संकोच नहीं करते हैं|
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              jai
              Jan 12, 2016 at 7:10 pm
              all this money put into face lift is of no use when the compartments are not cleaned properly. the most important thing is to keep the toilets clean! but indians have very bad toilet habits!!!!!! many indians copy the west in using western toilets but very few know how to clean them !
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                jai
                Jan 12, 2016 at 7:15 pm
                india on the move.....where to?? modi and big talk? wah re wah! kya speech diya!! saab bache lok tali bajao!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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                  madan gupta
                  Jan 14, 2016 at 12:21 am
                  रात के लिए एक औरत भी सप्लाई करें.
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