Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has initiated a drive for replacement of existing incandescent lamps and CFL lights inside coaches by LED lights.
This is being done to improve lighting in the interior of coaches.
So far 1890 coaches have been retrofitted with LED lights and entire stock of coaches will be done within September 2019.
This was informed in an official release issued by NFR’s chief public relations officer Pranav Jyoti Sharma.
Energy saving of up to 40 per cent is possible by using of LED lights, the release stated.
The initiatives would not only save of energy consumption but the inside of the coaches will be illuminated brighter, added the release.
This initiative is part of the planning of Indian Railways for improvement of the travelling experience of the passengers.
It is also done in tandem with other initiatives for improving the coaches’ interior to ensure more comfort, the release also stated.
The NFR has already replaced conventional lighting in all its stations with LED lights in all its station while in important stations like Guwahati, Dibrugarh, NCB, NJP, KIR and Rangiya, lights have been improved to ‘airport standard lighting’, the release further stated.