In line with its consistent focus to improve customer satisfaction, the Indian railways has decided to carry out a major revamp of the high speed Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains. The revamp project has been named as ‘operation Swarn’ and under it, the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains would be getting a major facelift. The upgrade process will be carried out in different phases and initially the facelift will be carried out on the Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express and Mumbai-Ahmedabad Shatabdi Express. Overall, 30 trains (15 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi) will be given a revamp under the project. The revamp of the 30 trains will cost around Rs 25 crore to the railways.
As part of the revamp, the interiors of the coaches will be redone, more comfortable seats will be installed, sanitation infrastructure will be improved and there would be more focus on cleanliness in coaches. Facility to watch films and TV shows and listen to music will also be provided to passengers. Efforts would also be made to improve the punctuality of trains and avoid delays. Security will also be increased onboard the Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains.