Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains to get makeover

Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October this year.

Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by these premier trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise in 30 trains – 15 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi – at an estimated cost of 25 crore rupees.

Targeting the festive season which begins from October, railways have launched a three-month programme under Project Swarn to refurbish coach interiors, improving toilets and cleanliness in coaches. The project also envisages strengthening of security system in trains with adequate escort personnel by Railway Protection Force (RPF).

Rajdhani Express meant for Mumbai, Howrah, Patna, Ranchi and Bhubaneswar are among the 15 Rajdhani trains selected for service upgradation. Shatabdi trains of Howrah-Puri, New Delhi-Chandigarh, New Delhi-Kanpur, Howrah-Ranchi, Anand Vihar-Kathgodam are among the 15 trains selected for the makeover exercise.

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