New vibrant, nature-themed look for Mumbai local coaches
After the Bihar-New Delhi Sampark Kranti Express, it's now the turn of the local trains in Mumbai to undergo a makeover. Two new compartments, which would be introduced in a couple of days, are being painted with bright colors on the theme of nature, said officials. The coaches, which would be for women, are getting painted on the inside and commuters are delighted.
Done in one train on pilot basis for now
A Central Railway initiative, the coaches are being beautified at the Matunga workshop. Done by trade apprentices Chandu Aguru and Amol Dabhaded, only the first and second class compartments of a coach have been painted this way, clarified Sunil Udasi, Chief PRO, Central Railway. Union railway minister Piyush Goyal said this is "to add aesthetic value and enhance the commuters experience."
Piyush Goyal tweets the development
Railways has given a vibrant makeover to the interiors of the ladies' compartment of a Mumbai local train with beautiful nature-themed art to add aesthetic value and enhance the experience of commuters pic.twitter.com/cjm6eYM4LI— Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) August 31, 2018
Some delighted with the refreshing change, many remarked "not needed"
Meanwhile, the images, tweeted by Goyal, have garnered quite a response: 8K likes, and 2K Retweets stand testimony to that. While some have said it's a refreshing change, many remarked this isn't the need of the hour. "We need more ladies trains and mainly commuters safety," said many, while some quipped, "the ladies compartment is already very vibrant due to fights & colorful attires."
Indian Railways planning to revamp close to 30,000 coaches
Recently, the 165-year-old Indian Railways has planned to revamp close to 30,000 coaches of mail and express trains. This would be done in collaboration with the National Institute of Fashion Technology and National Institute of Design. The latest one was done to the Bihar Sampark Kranti Express, in which nine coaches have been painted with Mithila art, one of the oldest Indian art forms.