Currently painted dark blue, the coaches of Indian Railways will now sport a new colour scheme- beige and brown. The first one to sport this fresh look will be the Delhi-Pathankot Express. 16 coaches of this train have been repainted and it will be rolled out by end of this month.
About 30,000 coaches will don the new colour scheme developed by the in-house team of Northern Railways.
A senior Railways Ministry official said, “A complete makeover of coaches was long overdue and the new colour scheme was applied in trains after it was finally approved by Railways Minister Piyush Goyal.”
This makeover is a part of the Railway’s measures for enhancing the travel experience. “The change of colour is part of the Railways’ efforts to make passengers’ experience a pleasant one,” the official said.
Other measures are being taken to improve the interiors of all coaches with additional facilities like bio-toilets, mobile chargers at each berth, comfortable seats and more.
However, the new colour scheme does not apply to the premium trains, including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto and special service trains like Tejas and Gatimaan Express.