Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu dedicates Newly Developed Deen Dayalu Coach to the Nation. Modern Unreserved Coach to improve quality of travelling in general class, Railways today rolled out its first modern unreserved coach ‘Deen Dayalu’ with facilities like potable drinking water, mobile charging points and bio-toilets…
New Delhi: Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu dedicated the newly developed Deen Dayalu Coach to the nation at a simple programme held at New Delhi Railway Station today i.e. on 19.07.2016. Minister of State for Railways & Minister of State for Communications (Independent Charge) Shri Manoj Sinha and Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain were specially present to grace the occasion. Member Mechanical, Railway Board Shri Hemant Kumar, General Manager, Northern Railway Shri A. K. Puthia, Divisional Railway Manager, Delhi Division Shri Arun Arora and other Railway Board Members and senior officials of Northern Railway were among those present on the occasion.
The introduction of Deen Dayalu coaches was announced by Shri Suresh Prabhu in Rail Budget 2016-17. In compliance to Budget commitment, first Deen Dayalu Coach No. SR16418 has been manufactured by Integral Coach Factory/Chennai. Following additional amenities have been provided in Deen Dayalu coach:
- Water filtration system to provide potable water.
- Provision of cushioned luggage racks.
- Provision of additional hand hold in doorway area.
- Provision of coat hooks.
- Provision of bio-toilets.
- Toilet occupation indication display board.
- Enhanced mobile charging facility.
- LED lights.
- Fire extinguishers with anti-theft arrangement.
- Enhanced capacity dustbins.
- Water level indicator
- Interior paneling with Aluminium composite panels.
- Exterior painting with orange color bands (Z-shaped) and Anti-Graffiti coating.
Estimated to cost about Rs 81 lakh per coach, 700 such modern coaches will be manufactured in the current fiscal.
Besides the water filtration system to provide potable water, the coach is equipped with provision of cushioned luggage racks, additional hand hold in doorway area and coat hooks.
“We have provided many facilities in these coaches like charging points, dustbins, more space for keeping luggages, aqua guard like facilities. We fulfilled what we have promised in our budget,” Prabhu said.
Estimated to cost about Rs 81 lakh per coach, about 700 such modern coaches will be manufactured in the current fiscal. Painted with z-shaped orange colour bands and anti-graffiti coating, there will be toilet occupation indication display board and water-level indicator in the coach.
LED lights, fire extinguishers with anti-theft arrangement, interior panelling with aluminium composite panels.
Prabhu said Railways will launch four new services for passengers.
“Very soon four new services will be introduced. First there will be Tejas, secondly Hamsafar, then Udaya for overnight service, then Antodaya Express will be pressed into service,” he added.
He said the general coach is an example is how the Narendra Modi government is committed to protect the interest of the common man.
“Wherever there is a demand we will deploy this. It has been manufactured at ICF,” he said.
Railway Member (Mechanical) Hemant Kumar said “This is the first Deen Dayalu coach and every month about 15-20 coaches will be manufactured at Integrated Coach factory at Chennai and Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala.”
In the current year, around 700 number of Deen Dayalu coaches have been planned for manufacturing and putting them into service. Though the facilities have been enhanced, however, fares have been kept same.