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Onboard the swanky Rajdhani Express

Last updated on: March 11, 2013 07:46 IST

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The refurbished Rajdhani Express resembles swanky trains abroad.

A trip in the Rajdhani Express is set to a plush affair with the Western Railway upgrading a Ist AC coach of Mumbai-New Delhi Rajdhani Express.
 
The Western Railway has revamped a coach with beautiful upholstery and carpets on experimental basis at its Lower Parel Workshop in Mumbai.

According to the Railways, the "touch and feel" similar to that used in European railroads in line with the premium clientele associated with its service.

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Image: A view of refurbished Ist AC coupe.
Photographs: Courtesy, Western Railway.
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Keeping in mind the convenience of ladies and senior citizens, ergonomically designed wooden ladders have in incorporated in steps form instead of earlier metal ladders to climb up the upper berth.

The illumination in the coach has also been improved with judicious use of advanced LED based lighting system for reading lights and pre anodized aluminum reflectors for compartment lights.

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A pleasant colour scheme has been chosen for the walls. WR has also improved the overall cleanliness and hygiene of the lavatory.

For this, oriental style lavatory floors have been redesigned for swift drainage and easy maintenance. Moreover, large scale use of stainless steel components add to the aesthetics of the coach.

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The Western Railway also plans to upgrade more Ist AC coaches of Rajdhani Express and August Kranti Rajdhani Express.




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