SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
SHALIMAR-PATNA DURONTO EXPRESS UPGRADED AS “UTKRISHT”
Kolkata, 24th December, 2018
The 1st Utkrisht Rake in South Eastern Railway will run as 22213/22214 Shalimar-Patna Duronto Express leaving Shalimar today night (24.12.18). This is the 3rd rake to be upgraded as Utkrisht Rake over Indian Railways. Apart from this rake, the work of upgradation of rakes of 12245/12246 Howrah–Yesvantpur Duronto Express and 22891/22892 Howrah - RanchiIntercity Express are also in pipeline.
PROJECT UTKRISHT :
In order to improve the condition of coaches running in Mail/ Express trains, Indian Railways launched “Project Utkrisht” in April, 2018 to upgrade 66 pairs of trains comprising of 140 rakes.
The cost of the upgraded each rake has been pegged at Rs. 60 lakhs. Work is under progress in the 5 rakes of the above two trains at coaching depots of Padmapukur, Santragachi, and Hatia. It is targetted to complete the work in all the 5 rakes by the end of current financial year.
The upgradation work has been completed in 22213/22214 Shalimar-Patna Duronto Express making it the first upgraded rake to be put in service by South Eastern Railway on date (24.12.18).
MAJOR FEATURES OF UPGRADATION
lRenewal of external vinyl wrap
lVinyl wrap in doorway area, inside toilets
l Epoxy flooring inside toilets
l Interior painting renewal
l Soft push flush valves inside toilets
lHealth faucet in each toilet
l Frameless mirror
l Better sanitary fittings
l Retro-reflective destination boards
l Unified poster for passenger information
lHeritage photographs inside compartments
l Buffing of Stainless steel fittings
Photo Caption: Interior view of upgraded “Utkrisht Rake” of Shalimar-Patna Duronto Express.