The Indian Railways is planning to revamp Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains across India as a part of the upcoming project- “Operation Swarn’ (Gold)”.
The amount allotted for the upgradation plan of these trains is around INR 50 lakh each and the Railway Ministry has already identified 10 major areas for improving the infrastructure of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The areas that will be majorly focussed include coach interiors, linen, cleanliness, Wi-Fi services, coffee vending machines and toilets among other things.
In the initial phase of development, the Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi and Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express will be getting an upgrade. As per a railway official, “Rs 50 lakh each will be allotted to Rajdhani and Shatabdi on various routes in a phased manner so that we can upgrade them for better customer experience and satisfaction”.
The Railway Ministry, led by Suresh Prabhu, is keen on improving passenger experience and is hopeful that the new project will help them. Rajdhani and Shatabdi Express, two of the major train services of the Indian Railways, have been facing criticism during the past few years for deteriorating services along with punctuality issues. The latest development, Operation Swarn, is aimed to take care of all such issues, offering a nice train travel experience for passengers.