NFR launches its first upgraded ‘Shatabdi’ train under Project Swarn

NFR launches its first upgraded ‘Shatabdi’ train under Project Swarn

GUWAHATI, Mar 9: New Jalpaiguri-Howrah Shatabdi Express has become the first train of NF Railway to be upgraded under project Swarn of Ministry of Railways.

To improve passenger experience, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade Premium Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains under project Swarn. 14 Rajdhani trains and 15 Shatabdi trains have been selected in the first phase under this project. While the 12313 New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani Express became the first Rajdhani Express to be upgraded under project Swarn on 29th November, 2017; all Shatabdi Express trains in NFR are also covered under first phase of this project.

Under project Swarna, a detailed programme is undertaken to significantly improve passenger experience on Rajdhani & Shatabdi trains in various dimensions, including coach interiors, toilets, onboard cleanliness, catering, linen, punctuality, staff behaviour, security, onboard entertainment and real time feedback.

To undertake this programme, Ministry of Railways has formed nine teams of two officers each from Railway board to monitor the progress of work under each dimension of project Swarna.

The Shatabdi Express train (12041/12042) running between New Jalpaiguri and Howrah has already been upgraded under Project Swarna with improved features. 12085 / 12086 Guwahati – Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express & 12087/12088 Guwahati – Naharlagun Shatabdi Express trains will be modified with upgraded features shortly.

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