In Pics: Railway Lovers, Here’s a Look at the All-New Swarna Rajdhani Coaches!

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)

From an 'auto janitor' system in toilets to LED lighting to guide you, the Railways has successfully embarked on its journey to revamp the age-old cranky and damaged coaches of all trains, beginning with premium trains.

Attention Railway lovers! The Indian Railways has uncovered the first look of Rajdhani’s much-awaited newly refurbished ‘Swarna’ coaches today. And it is your idea of a leisure train journey come true!

From an ‘auto janitor’ system in toilets to LED lighting to guide you, the Railways has successfully embarked on its journey to revamp the age-old cranky and damaged coaches of all trains, beginning with premium trains.

These all-new Swarna coaches which were launched first as part of the Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, have been upgraded at the cost of ₹ 35 lakh.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

Here’s a look at the distinct and eye-catching features:

1) The interiors have been entirely painted with a new scheme, which is aesthetic and soothing to the eye.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

2) LED lighting has been installed to improve illumination.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

3) An all-new ‘auto janitor’ system has been installed in toilets.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

4) Shiny faucets grace stainless steel washbasins which now also include improved soap dispensers.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

5) Better quality dustbins have been placed beneath the washbasins for easy access.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

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6) The Railways has also installed night signage to facilitate easy identification of berths during odd hours.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

7) Passengers travelling in First AC compartments will get to use ergonomically designed built-in ladders to climb upper berths. For additional security purposes and to tackle suspicious activity in the coaches, CCTV cameras have been installed in doorway areas and aisles.

Rajdhani-Swarna Coaches- Indian Railways (1)
Source: Twitter/Ministry of Railways

In addition to all the above facilities, the refurbished trains also come with newly-designed bags with extra pockets for holding mobiles, mirrors with LED lighting, vinyl-wrapped toilet doors, epoxy-coated toilets, and polished commodes and basins to tackle odour.

Operation ‘Swarna’ will soon be extended to three other trains of Howrah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express, and two trains of Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani and the Howrah-Ranchi Shatabdi Express, reported the Economic Times.

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