Indian Railways is taking steps to provide passenger-friendly services through refurbish coaches.
Trains will be refurbished to have coaches with newly designed seats, and environment friendly and clean toilets, while optimising the space within, reported the Indian Express.
The coaches will be fitted with energy saving LED lights, while the exteriors of the trains will have vibrant colours.
A session is being planned with designers and coach manufacturers from nine countries, including China, Japan, Spain, Italy, Australia, Germany and England, to discuss the proposed changes according to the Indian Express wrote.
Separately, the Delhi Metro is equipping its stations, depots and residential complexes with LED lighting, to save up to 40% energy.
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed with Energy Efficiency Services for the supply of these lights.
Another MoU has been signed with the US Green Building Council and the Green Business Certification. Under the MoU, the partners will develop norms for the green building certification of metro stations and depots in India, and worldwide.
Delhi Metro Rail said in a statement: “These initiatives are a part of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s (DMRC’s) pioneering efforts towards the development of eco-friendly infrastructure across the globe.
“Delhi Metro is already developing all its stations under Phase 3 as green buildings. The parking areas for Phase 3 will also have LED lights.”
Source : Indian Express