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Railways Announces Its Largest Makeover Yet, To Refurbish 40,000 Coaches In The Next Five Years

Under "Mission Retro-Fitment," Indian Railways will equip 40,000 coaches with better interiors, safety features and amenities.
The project will refurbish 40,000 coaches over 5 years
The project will refurbish 40,000 coaches over 5 years
With an aim to enhance passenger experience, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched a mega project to overhaul nearly 40,000 old coaches. Under its "Mission Retro-Fitment" project, the Indian Railways will equip the coaches with better interiors, safety features and amenities including LED lights, anti-graffiti paint coats, branded fittings, powered Venetian blinds and smoke alarm systems. Speaking on the occassion at Rail Bhavan on Tuesday, the minister said: "This Mission Retrofitment is an endeavour to provide better travel experience as the interiors of the coaches would be refurbished & the retrofitment of center buffer coupler with balanced draft gear would add more to safety of the passengers."
Here are 10 things to know about Mission Retro-Fitment:

1.         Indian Railways plans to induct about 40,000 coaches with upgraded interiors by 2022-23, the carrier said in a press release.

2.         The programme includes refurbishing of coaches which includes upgradation with improved interiors. The approximate cost for this task is estimated at Rs 30 lakh per coach.
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