2nd May, 2002
Ministry of Railways


Every year, Railways are making high allotments for passenger amenity works in its endeavour to provide adequate amenities as per laid down down norms at all stations. Railways endeavour is to eliminate the deficiencies and plan the annual Works Programme accordingly. For the current year, the allotment for passenger Amenities works to Rs.200 crores. Further, to celebrate the 150th year of Railway services, the coming year has been dedicated to ‘rail traveler’ and has been declared as the "Passenger Amenities Year"

Measures like introduction of Jan Shatabdi coaches with upper class like features in second class coaches, fitment of modern UIC type vestibules, provision of user-friendly modular toilets, polyvinyl flooring inside coaches, introduction of LHB type coaches with state of the art passenger amenities and commencement of indigenous manufacture of such coaches, pest control in all coaches through specialised agencies, providing thorough cleaning facilities at nominated stations under "cleaning train station scheme". Provision of 110 Volts electrical fittings in place of conventional 24 Volts renovation of rakes in between overhauls, mid-life rehabilitation of coaches of 12-15 years age group, monitoring of passenger amenity fittings through "zero missing fittings" etc. have been taken for improvement of amenities in trains.

This information was given by Shri O.Rajagopal, Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question by S/shri Sunderlal Tiwari, Satyavrat Chaturvedi, Uttamrao Dhikale, Ashok N.Mohol, Ramsheth Thakur and A.Venkatesh Naik in the Lok Sabha today.

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