A rake of 24 ultra-modern coaches developed at the Coach Rehabilitation Workshop, (CRWS) in Nishatpura area near here will be chugged off to Jabalpur for inducting it into regular trains.
These 24 coaches reached Habibganj station here and via Jabalpur– the headquarters of West Central Railways (WCR)–it will reach Delhi on January 8, said CRWS Chief Works Manager Lakshmi Raman.
The Railway Board officials will have a look at the new coaches, he added.
He said the rake has been developed under Rs 32 crore ambitious pilot project, to revamp interior of 111 coaches of all reserved classes to give it a homely touch. This project was launched by Indian Railways in 2011.
Under this, the WCR was given the responsibility to roll out these coaches, he added.
The trial run of these coaches has already taken place between Bhopal-Bina stations recently, he added.
The coaches of the rake are having LED reading lights, snacks table in side berths, spacious seats, multi mobile charging points, fire extinguishers on both sides, green toilet system with soap and dustbin, fire proof seats made of recron and floors painted like a carpet.