SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
UPGRADATION OF HOWRAH-YESVANTPUR DURONTO EXPRESS
UNDER PROJECT “UTKRISHT”
Kolkata, 2nd February, 2019
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 first Upgraded rake of 12245/12246 Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express under “Project Utkrisht” left Howrah for Yesvantpur yesterday (01-02-2019) morning. The upgradation work of remaining two rakes of Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express will also be completed within this financial year. The estimated cost of upgradation of each rake is Rs.60 lakh.
This is the second train which is upgraded as “Utkrisht” in South Eastern Railway. Earlier, in the month of December, 2018, the upgradation work of one rake of 22213/22214 Shalimar-Patna Duronto Express was completed and put into service on 24-12-2018. Two rakes of 22891/22892 Howrah-Ranchi Intercity Express will also be upgraded under the “Project Utkrisht” very soon.
MAJORFEATURES OF UPGRADATION
·Interior and exterior vinyl wrapping
·Epoxy flooring in lavatory
·LED based night light-cum-berth indication light
·Renovated Pantry Car
·Unified passenger information sticker for complaint/fire safety/assistance from on board staff
·High quality sanitary fittings
·Bacteria free liquid soap dispenser and toilet paper dispenser in all AC coaches
·Inside coach indication board
·Retro reflective outside destination board
·Foldable stainless steel snack table in first AC coaches
·Holding brackets for mobile phone charging
·Printed fire resistance curtains in AC Coaches
·Modified design of upper berth climbing ladder in First AC Coach etc.