Indian Railways is repainting select coaches on its train network. The Northern Railway – which caters to one of the zones served by Indian Railways – has painted seven different colour schemes on sleeper coaches, according to a statement. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wednesday visited the newly-coloured coaches at New Delhi Railway Station. Indian Railways has been taking steps to revamp its network across the country and improve passenger experience. “(Railway) passengers may expect a complete makeover of coaches for a more pleasing travel experience in near future,” Northern Railway said on microblogging site Twitter. (Also read: Indian Railways Mega Recruitment Drive)
Here are 10 things to know about the Railways’ drive to paint select trains in new colours:
1. The seven colour schemes have been applied to sleeper class coaches of the Northern Railway, according to an official statement.
2. “These vibrant and innovative colour schemes” have been developed by National Institute of Design-Ahmedabad and Indian Railways, it noted.
4. “This new colour scheme will be first tried out on a limited number of coaches,” Press Trust of India cited the statement as saying.
5. The Northern Railways has used a new colour scheme on ICF (Integral Coach Factory) design sleeper coaches on the directions of the Railway Board, the agency said citing a ministry statement.
8. In another development, production of a high-speed engine-less train, called Train-18, is underway and its rollout is expected soon, Press Trust of India said on Wednesday citing an Integral Coach Factory official.
9. Train-18 is embellished with a host of amenities for passengers and is capable of running at a speed of 160 kmph.
10. Driven by a self-propulsion module sans a separate locomotive, the train comes with technical features for enhanced quick acceleration. With its swanky interiors and exteriors, fibre glass reinforced plastic nose cone, the train resembles European semi-high speed trains, according to Press Trust of India.