Railways to retrofit 40,000 coaches with upgraded facilities
The Railways has undertaken a massive exercise of refurbishing 40,000 coaches with upgraded facilities and enhanced safety features at an estimated cost of about INR 15,000 crore.
Existing coaches will be retrofitted with refurbished interiors, improved seating arrangement and newly- designed bio-toilets among other modern facilities.
The refurbishment will cost about INR 30 lakh per coach. Besides, the state-run transporter will strengthen safety features in all existing conventional coaches equipping them with strong couplers to prevent capsizing during accidents.
The LHB coaches are already equipped with strong couple system while conventional coaches do not have it.
The Railways would involve private players for the massive job of retrofitment of 40,000 coaches, slated to be completed over the next 5 years.
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