It will be an old chapter when the dark blue coaches of Indian Railways will become a matter of past because the public runner will be refashioning all the mail/express trains in a new color contrast and design. The two colors in which the coaches will be seen are Beige and Brown.
The first train which is to be in action with the changeover is freshly-painted Delhi-Pathankot Express with 16 coaches. The new color scheme is the idea of an in-house team of Northern Railway.
Only Mail/Express service normal coaches manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai will be having the new color. Nonetheless, the color combination of supremely prime trains which includes Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto will not be changed.
In addition, special trains like Tejas and Gatimaan Express will also continue to have the present color scheme.
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According to the Railway Ministry official, Railway Minister, Piyush Goyal has approved the decision of new color scheme in Mail/Express trains.
Before 1990’s it was the era of brick red color coaches which lasted for decades and after that, the new color scheme of dark blue for Mail/Express was brought into operation.
About 30,000 coaches are going to be repainted under the new color scheme. Railways are taking initiatives to revive its network across the country and improve the experience of passengers. And the changeover of coaches is one such step in order to please the travel experience. “The change of color is part of the Railways’ efforts to make passengers’-said the official.
The makeover of coaches for a more pleasing travel experience is one such step. He further said that apart from external facilities steps have been taken to improve the interior of the coach with additional facilities.
The bio-toilets instead of the old ones, providing mobile chargers at each berth, comfortable seats are some of the changes that have initiated in trains. In fact, a provision has also be introduced to promote passengers response and their suggestions for making the services more advanced- he added.