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New Delhi :Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu on June 13, 2017, launched Mission Retro-fitment at Rail Bhavan to enhance the passengers’ experience by upgrading existing fleet of coaches with better furnishing, amenities and better safety features.
Member (Traffic), Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed, Member (Rolling Stock), Railway Board, Ravindra Gupta, Member (Staff), Railway Board, Pradeep Kumar were among those present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Railways Minister Prabhu said, “ Mission Retro-Fitment is an ambitious programme to upgrade the level of furnishing and amenities in the coaches of Indian Railways. This is one of the largest retro fitment project in the world as Indian Railways’ 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.
This Mission Retrofitment is an endeavour to provide better travel experience as the interiors of the coaches would be refurbished and the retrofitment of Center Buffer Coupler with balanced draft gear would enhance safety of the passengers, he said, according to a PIB release. By 2020, Indian Railways would provide a new travel experience to the passenger over Indian Railways. This mission is challenging as it will be carried out without affecting the traffic operation.