The Indian Railways has been introducing new trains with amazing amenities (like the Utkrisht trains) and even giving a makeover to existing ones, providing them with a fresh lease of life, furnishing them with enough creature comforts to make your journey feel like a hotel stay.
A great example of an old train getting a fresh makeover is the Rajdhani Express Superfast train, the 20839/20840, that runs from Ranchi to New Delhi, reports the Financial Express. Sporting enhanced aesthetics and passenger comfort, the train has been upgraded under the Project Swarna initiative of the Indian Railways.
Under Project Swarna, a detailed programme to significantly improve passenger amenities and experiences on the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains has been implemented across the following parameters:
– Staff Behaviour
– On-board cleanliness
– On-board entertainment
– Coach Interiors
– Staff Behaviour
Real-time feedback on the above parameters is continuously given to officials, keeping an eye on the quality of passenger experience.
The makeover of this train is called ‘Gold Standard,’ and costs upwards of Rs 50 lakh per rake.
Thus the Ranchi Rajdhani has been provided with many modern features, like LED lighting, modern toilets and CCTV cameras, vinyl wrapped anti-graffiti interiors, digital watches, a new paint scheme, GPS enabled passenger announcements, and an information system.
The Gatimaan Express, the fastest train in the Indian Railways network, has also been included under this scheme. You can read ten interesting facts about this train here.
Well, if the pictures below are anything to go by, the Ranchi Rajdhani, with swanky interiors and passenger-centric amenities, looks extremely impressive!