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Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today

Posted : 30 November 2017 01:05:55 | By TWO Bureau | Two Bureau

Ministry of Railways launched 1ST Swarna Rajdhani rake today

To improve passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under Project ‘Swarna’. With improved passenger amenities, aesthetics and hygiene standards, Country’s first Swarn Rajdhani (Train no 12313 New Delhi – Sealdah Rajdhani Express) was launched in New Delhi today i.e. 29th November, 2017 at New Delhi Station. Member, Rolling Stock Shri Ravindra Gupta was especially present to introspect the revamped rake.

 

Under Project Swarna, a detailed programme to significantly improve passenger experience on Rajdhani & Shatabdi trains has been planned in the following 10 dimensions:

 

  1.          i.             Coach Interiors
  2.          ii.            Toilets
  3.         iii.            Onboard cleanliness
  4.         iv.            Punctuality
  5.          v.            Catering
  6.         vi.            Linen
  7.        vii.            Staff Behaviour
  8.       viii             Security
  9.        ix.             Onboard entertainment
  10.         x.             Real Time Feedback

 

For this programme, Ministry had formed nine teams of two officers each from Railway Board to monitor the progress of work under each dimension of Project Swarna. 14 Rajdhani trains & 15 Shatabdi trains have been selected for the first phase of this Project.

The first revamped rake of Rajdhani under the project was rake of Sealdah Rajdhani (12314 New Delhi-Sealdah) which was launched today from New Delhi.

 

Salient Features of Ist Swarn Rajdhani :

 

Base on extensive research, the following features have been introduced on Sealdah Rajdhani:

 

Complete interior painting to an aesthetic International colour scheme and LED lighting to improve illumination.

 

Better hygiene by providing ‘auto janitor’ system in toilets.

 

Health faucets, stainless steel wash basins improved soap dispenser and better quality dustbins, carefully chosen locations for ergonomic convenience.

 

Night signage for easy identifications of berth nos. for enroute entraining passengers.

 

Blanket covers for First AC passengers of two different colours to ensure separate cover in to and fro journey.

 

Built in ladders for First AC passengers for easy access to upper berth.

 

CCTV cameras in doorway area and aisles to monitor any suspect activity with data storage.

 

New design magazine bags with extra pocket for mobile for fitting changing life style.

 

LED lighting over mirrors.

 

Vinyl wrapping of toilet doors for improved aesthetics.

 

Epoxy coating in toilets, provisioning of extra mats in toilet to improve hygienic standards and to give a dry toilet to the passengers with improved cleanliness

 

Polished commodes and basins to make them odour free in every trip.

 

3 pilot coaches in service to gather passenger feedback and assess journey worthiness.

 

 

An expenditure about Rs. 35 lakhs has gone into this rake which translates into less than Rs.2 lakh per coach.

 

Under Project Swarna, Zonal Railways were given a free hand to develop and innovate to create aesthetic and passenger friendly coach interiors on running rakes to establish new standards in passengers comfort. A target budget of Rs. 50 lakh per rake was allowed for this purpose. The list of Rajdhani and Shatabdi under this project is given below:

 

Rajdhani Trains covered under Project Swarna:

S No

Railways

Train No.

From

To

1

ECoR

22811/12

Bhubaneshwar

New Delhi

2

ECoR

22823/24

Bhubaneshwar

New Delhi

3

ECR

12309/10

Rajendra Nagar

New Delhi

4

ER

12301/02

Howrah

New Delhi

5

ER

12305/06

Howrah

New Delhi

6

ER

12313/14

Sealdah

New Delhi

7

NR

12439/40

Ranchi

New Delhi

8

NR

12441/42

New Delhi

Bilaspur

9

NR

12453/54

New Delhi

Ranchi

10

SWR

22691/92

Bangalore

H.Nizamuddin

11

SWR

22693/94

Nizamuddin

Bangalore

12

WR

12951/52

Mumbai (BCT)

New Delhi

13

WR

12953/54

Mumbai (BCT)

H.Nizamuddin

14

WR

12957/58

Ahmedabad

New Delhi

 

Shatabdi Trains covered under Project Swarna:

S No

Railways

Train No.

From

To

1

CR

12025/26

Pune

Secundrabad

2

ECOR

12277/78

Howrah

Puri

3

ER

12019/20

Howrah

Ranchi

4

NCR

12033/34

Kanpur

New Delhi

5

NFR

12041/42

Howrah

New Jalpaiguri

6

NFR

12085/86

12087/88

Guwahati

Dibrugarh/

Naharlagun

7

NR

12039/40

New Delhi

Kathgodam

8

NR

12045/46

New Delhi

Chandigarh

9

NR

12047/48

New Delhi

Firozpur

10

NR

12049/50

New Delhi

Agra

11

NWR

12035/36

Jaipur

Agra

12

SR

12007/08

Chennai

Mysore

13

SR

12243/44

Chennai

Coimbatore

14

SWR

12027/28

Bangalore

Chennai

15

WR

12009/10

Mumbai(BCT)

Ahmedabad




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