Refurbished Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi Exp to commence service

NEW DELHI: Under Project Swarna, the Railways has upgraded the Delhi-Kathgodam Shatabdi Express keeping in mind passenger comfort, hygiene and value-added features.

The maiden service of the refurbished train, with new look, feel and experience features will commence its services tomorrow.

General Manager, Northern Railway Vishwesh Chaubey and Divisional Railway Manager RN Singh on Monday inspected the refurbished train at the Safdarjung yard here.

The interiors have been redone with vibrant vinyl wrappings in doorways, gangways and luggage rack panels.

The compartment aisle has been earmarked with fluorescent strips for guidance of passengers. Anti-graffiti coating on exteriors and an all now anti-abrasion permanent coating for the polished look of coach flooring.

Besides, toilets will have additional features such as dustbins, personal seat covers, automatic odour and hygiene control system in all coaches and disposable head rest covers in the executive class.

Scraper matting with better durability and suited to heavy traffic has been provided in toilets, so that dirty water is not carried over to the sitting areas.

During the travel passenger would enjoy HD streaming of entertainment through WiFi hotspot over their smart phones.

Tabs and laptops, which covers the entire gamut including movies, cartoon movies, e-magazines and government programmes like ‘Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Mann Ki Baat’.

All coaches have been provided with integrated Braille signages. The Northern Railway also plans to provide CCTV and GPS-based passenger information system in all these coaches. It has planned to progressively upgrade all Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains of similar or higher standards by March, 2018.