There’s good news in store for passengers travelling in unreserved compartments. The Indian Railways has decided to upgrade existing coaches to provide a better travelling experience. As many as 1,000 LHB Deena Dayalu coaches will be manufactured with a host of comforts, reports Financial Express.
Deena Dayalu coaches were introduced in 2016 and are aimed at giving the common man who travels general class a better travel experience, especially during long journeys.
A production plan finalised by the Railways Ministry, headed by Piyush Goyal, says that over the next two financial years, 1,000 new coaches will be manufactured.
The maximum Deena Dayalu coaches will be produced by the Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in Chennai, followed by Modern Coach Factory (MCF) Rae Bareli and Rail Coach Factory (RCF) Kapurthala.
Some salient features of the Deena Dayalu coaches are:
1. Comfortable padded seats
2. Aquaguard drinking water
3. Cushioned luggage racks
4. Anti-graffiti vinyl wrapping to keep coaches clean
5. Modular bio-toilets
6. Dustbins with enhanced capacity
7. Fire extinguishers with anti-theft system
8. More mobile charging points