Indian Railways undertaking measures for comfortable journey also ensuring better Hygiene

Maligaon, Sept 23:The Indian Railways are taking various measures to provide necessary facilities for comfortable travel having a Provision of energy efficient LED lights in coaches for better illumination. Provision of mobile and laptop charging points in all types of coaches.

The Provision of stainless steel seats and partitions, knurling of door centre grip poles, air suspension bogies for better riding comfort, GPS based Passenger Information System (PIS), bigger windows with polycarbonate panes, automatic sliding door system in Air conditioned EMU rakes etc. in suburban trains.

In view of COVID-19 pandemic and related hygiene issues, Indian Railways has stopped service of cooked food and replaced the same with Ready to Eat (RTE) meals in trains.

The State-of-the-art Train-set Vande Bharat services have been introduced between New Delhi – Varanasi and New Delhi – Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. These trains have ultra modern features like quick acceleration, On Board Infotainment and Global Positioning System (GPS) based passenger information system, automatic sliding doors, retractable footsteps and Zero discharge vacuum bio-toilets etc.

Various premium train services like Humsafar, Tejas, Antyodaya, Utkrisht Double Decker Air–conditioned Yatri (UDAY), Mahamana and coaches like Deen Dayalu and Anubhuti, which have upgraded interiors/exteriors and improved passenger amenities, have been introduced in various train services.

Project Utkrisht has been launched to improve the condition of ICF type coaches running in Mail/Express trains. 416 rakes have been refurbished under Project Utkrisht.

Under Project Swarn, Rajdhani and Shatabdi train services have been upgraded across various dimensions, which include coach interiors, toilets, onboard cleanliness, staff behaviour, catering, punctuality, security and on-board entertainment. 65 rakes have been upgraded under this initiative.

This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.



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