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.