Railway Minister Piyush Goyal got another star on his sleeve in his efforts of refurbishing the Indian railways. Multi-layered efforts aimed at improving the aesthetics, cleanliness and technology, initiatives have been taken to revamp the face of rail network of India.
The chipped off grey exterior is now being painted in hues of Madhubani paintings. This not only adds life to one’s travel experience but also revive the dying traditional arts. Along with this railway stations have also been beautified with wall paintings and murals. Now they will exhibit local culture and theme and give the structures a personal touch. As of 2018, 65 stations have gone under the brush.
The Ministry has taken upon itself to work on the personal amenities available to the passengers. By 31st March 2019, it aims to equip coaches with better waiting areas, high tech lights, traffic circulations and platform connectivity. Other applaudable initiatives with the same target included the modular Rake Coaches which will boast of an odour control mechanism, Ergonomically designed ladders, dustbins on platforms and in toilet , washbasins on platforms and self powered water taps to name a few !
The Ministry has been giving exclusive efforts to address the sanitation nightmare every traveler goes through by installing bio-toilets. In sync with the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the initiative has the aim of clearing the trains and tracks toxic-free.