Uniform train coaches, stations in Indian railways is on the cards

Lucknow, Sep 6 - Taking a cue from Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, the Indian railways have proposed the idea of giving a uniform makeover to its train coaches, railway stations and signage.

A team of 12 officials of Railway Design Centre Monitoring Committee (RDCMC), headed by Professor Pradyumna Vyas, director of the National Institute of Designing (NID), is working on the new colour and design patterns, which will be tabled during the meeting of the railway board on slated on September 15.

Other members of the team include Alok Kumar of the railway board, V K Agarwal of Research Design and Standards Organisation, among others.

Railway sources here today said in a bid to overhaul the appearance of the railways under the motto 'One India One Railway', a team of senior officials, along with NID experts, is planning colour schemes on various themes.

The colour schemes primarily focus on railway stations, signage, train coaches of mail and express trains. The committee is also working on ways to improve the interior of coaches, change layouts of berths for better space utilization, install newly designed toilets, etc sources said.

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