National Institute of Design to work on new designs of Engines, Coaches and Monorail

अहमदाबाद Ahmedabad (ADI): Indian Railways is planning to rope-in city-based NID to re-design the train coaches with an aim to provide comfortable journey to passengers.

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed that his ministry will soon rope in National Institute of Design (NID) for the purpose.

“We are in talks with the NID for improving internal design of railway coaches. This will provide a comfortable journey to our passengers,” Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here today.

“We met Railway Minister here and had a discussion with him. We will work out the plan and NID will be soon start working on re-designing the coaches,” NID, Ahmedabad, Director Pradyumna Vyas said.

“An MoU (Memorandum of understanding) will soon be signed between the NID and the Indian Railways,” Vyas said adding that time-limit of the project has not yet been fixed, but it is “on track” now.

The NID is working on several projects of Railways, including new designs of engines, coaches and mono-rail, he said.

When asked about installation of user-friendly dustbins inside the railway coaches, Vyas said the NID is in process for providing a solution to it.

According to railway sources, the ministry is in talks with the NID to have user-friendly dustbins designed in all coaches to keep its premises clean, in line with the government’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ campaign.

The Railways have launched a cleanliness campaign across the country to keep platforms, stations and trains clean. The Ministry has also outsourced cleaning operations at 50 stations as a pilot project.