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Narendra Modi flags off swanky new coaches in Mahamana Express

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the 'Mahamana Express' today, which has swanky new coaches. <br /><br /> Enhancing passenger amenities coupled with adequate fire safety measures, railways had recently unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishings.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, January 22 inaugurated Mahamana Express train from Varanasi to Delhi. (Source: Express Photo by Anand singh)

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A family takes a selfie with the Mahamana Express before getting on board. (Source: Express Photo by Anand singh)

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Ticket inspector of Mahamana Express flags off to start the journey. (Source: Express Photo by Anand singh)

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People sitting in a sleeper coach feel happy and excited as they begin their journey in the Mahamana Express. (Source: Express Photo by Anand singh)

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the 'Mahamana Express' today, which has swanky new coaches.

Enhancing passenger amenities coupled with adequate fire safety measures, railways had recently unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishings. (Source: Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

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This is a step towards providing better amenities to passenges and we will continue to do so in future also, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said.

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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.

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

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The swanky new coaches of 1st AC compartment.

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A view of 1st AC model coach of Indian Railway.

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New railway coaches are equipped with new toilet modules.

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New toilets with water taps, showers and improved interiors.

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New AC coaches are showcased here providing better amenities to passengers.

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The corridors of AC coaches are all enhanced.

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Separate AC compartments for passengers with comfortable berths and with adequate fire safety measures.

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Private AC compartments gives a home like atmosphere with all essential facilities.

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AC Compartments are equipped with exhaust fan, LED lights and snack tables for side berth passengers.

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Improved interior furnishings in Sleeper Classes bogies are showcased here.

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Sleeper coaches refurbished with new features are seen here.

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Fully refurbished pantry compartment is showcased here.