Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways, launches Mission Retrofitment
To enhance the passenger experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, aesthetics & amenities; and better safety features with a view to provide a safe and comfortable travel, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launched Mission retro-fitment in Rail Bhavan recently. Member Traffic, Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed, Member Rolling Stock, Railway Board, Ravindra Gupta, Member Staff, Railway Board, Pradeep Kumar were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said, “ Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious program to upgrade the level of furnishing & amenities in railway coaches. This is one of the largest retro fitment project in the world as Indian Railways’ 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.
This Mission Retrofitment is an endeavour to provide better travel experience by enhancing the coach interiors & the retrofitment of Center Buffer Coupler with balanced draft gear that would add more to safety of the passengers. This mission is challenging as it will be carried out without affecting the traffic operation. On the occasion, MR Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu also released a booklet giving parameters & guidelines on this mega exercise of retrofitment and refurbishment.
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