The Rajya Rani Express, which runs in the Alipurduar Junction-Dhubri-Silghat Town route has emerged as the first Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) train, that has been upgraded under “Project Utkrisht”.
Informing this on its official Twitter handle, Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) stated on Tuesday: “15417 / 15418 Rajya Rani Express which runs in Alipurduar Jn – Dhubri – Silghat Town route became the first train of NFR to upgraded under “Project Utkrisht”.”
It may be mentioned that the Railway authority has planned to develop 640 Utkrisht rakes as part of its upgradation of its mail/express trains in two years at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
The rakes of the trains have also been given a new colour scheme on the exterior – beige and maroon.
The rakes will provide better facilities to the Indian railway passengers, including LED lightings, odourless toilets.
The toilets of all the coaches of the trains to be developed under Project Utkrisht have improved fittings, vinyl wrapping provided at the doorways of the coaches, night glow stickers and Braille signages inside the coaches and new colour scheme.
According to reports, the unique feature of this Utkrisht Rake is the provision of Swachh Rail Toilet (SRT), which is a hybrid design of bio-toilet system.
The toilet of the coaches has the advantages of less water consumption, no chocking of the system, complete sealing of odour and maintenance friendly, say reports.
It has also been reported that all the coaches of such rake are fitted with energy efficient LED tubelights, panel of LED lights in doorway and gangway, provision of dustbins in the toilets, stickers with ‘Go Green’ messages, provision of integrated basin-cum-dustbins in AC coaches.
15417 / 15418 Rajya Rani Express which runs in Alipurduar Jn – Dhubri – Silghat Town route became the first train of NFR to upgraded under “Project Utkrisht”. pic.twitter.com/27xYrWoxnV
— N. F. Railway (@RailNf) February 12, 2019