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763/2018-1915-02-2019
CHENNAI
GM S RLY REVIEWS PROGRESS OF UPGRADATION OF TRAIN - “PROJECT UTKRISHT”


Shri R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager, Southern Railway along with Principal Heads of Departments conducted Annual Inspection of Carriage and Wagon Works, Perambur today, 14th February 2019 and reviewed the progress of PROJECT UTKRISHT.

In order to improve the condition of coaches running in Mail/Express trains, Ministry of Railways decided to upgrade the coaches running in 66 pair of trains comprising 140 rakes. Railway Board instructed Zonal Railways during Apr-18, to upgrade the condition of coaches and work towards achieving sustainable improvement in the condition of coaches while executing the work To upgrade the coaches RB allotted Rs.60 Lakhs per rake in the Budget  2018-19.

The upgradation carried out coversOn Board Cleanliness. Coach Interiors. Toilets,Exterior andPantry Cars.

Identification of trains:

Based o­n the instruction from Railway Board,  Southern Railway has identified the following 6 trains with 10 rakes in Phase- I for upgradation work and upgradation work was started and executed in the nominated 3 workshops and the coaches coming out from POH shops are being upgraded to Utkrisht Standard.

The features of the UTHKRISHT are as follows.

oPOLYURETHANE PAINTING o­n EXTERIOR.

oHYDROPHOBIC COATING OF WASH BASIN.

oEPOXY FLOORING IN TOILET.

oVINYL WRAPPING OF DOORWAY AND GANG WAY.

oLED LIGHTS FOR BETTER ILLUMINATION.

oBLDC FANS.

oBAY MOBILE CHARGING POINTS.

oGLOWING BERTH NUMBER INDICATION BOARD.

oTOILETS PROVIDED WITH HEALTH FAUCET, TAPS, STAINLESS STEEL BASINS AND DUST BIN ETC.

oBIO-TOILET WITH NATURAL VENTILATION.

·ODOURLESS TOILETS.

·oSTANDARD WASH BASIN WITH UNIFORM TAPS.

·oFIRE EXTINGUISHER WITH ANTI THEFT DEVICE. 

·oREFURBISHING DAMAGED SEAT/ BERTH.

·oSEAT/BERTH NUMBER WITH BRAILLE SIGNAGE.

·oBERTHS WITH IMPROVED CUSHIONING.

·

Out of 10 rakes planned during Phase I at a cost of 7.62 crores, 6 rakes have been completed so far.  The details of coaches commissioned and planned for commissioning are as under 

Introduction of UTKRISHT Rakes - Phase-I

Sl. No.

Train No.

Train Name

No. of rakes / Total rakes

Divn

Depot

Date of Introduction

1

12647/48

Coimbatore - Nizamuddin Kongu Express

1/1

SA

CBE

23.12.18

2

22633/34

Trivandrum - Nizamuddin Superfast Express

1/1

TVC

TVC

26.12.18

3

12664/63

Tiruchchirappalli  - Howrah Express

1/2

TPJ

TPJ

11.01.19

4

12694/93  12633/34

Tuticorin - Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari  Pearl City / Kanniyakumari Express

1/4

MDU

TN

26.01.19

5

16603/04

Mangalore - Trivandrum Maveli Express

1/2

PGT

MAQ

05.02.19

6

16181/82

Chennai - Sengottai  Silambu Express

1/1

MAS

MS

13-02-19

1

12694/93  12633/34

Tuticorin - Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari  Pearl City / Kanniyakumari Express

2/4

MDU

TN

Planned o­n 21.02.19

8

12664/63

Tiruchchirappalli - Howrah Express

2/2

TPJ

TPJ

Planned o­n 01.03.19

9

12694/93  12633/34

Tuticorin - Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari  Pearl City / Kanniyakumari Express

3/4

MDU

TN

Planned o­n 09.03.19

10

12694/93  12633/34

Tuticorin - Chennai Egmore - Kanniyakumari  Pearl City / Kanniyakumari Express

4/4

MDU

TN

Planned o­n 18.03.19

 

 

 

 


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