Makeover exercise for Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains
New Delhi: Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October this year.
Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by these premier trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise in 30 trains – 15 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi – at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore.
Targeting the festive season which begins from October, railways have launched a three-month programme under Project Swarn (gold) to refurbish coach interiors, improving toilets and cleanliness in coaches.
There have been complaints pertaining to catering, punctuality, toilet cleanliness and quality of linen among others in these trains.
Passengers will be offered films, serials and music among other facilities as an on-board entertainment package.