North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/09/2018Press ReleaseDate:29.09.2018
PRAYAGRAJ EXPRESS TO GET 'KUMBH-2019' THEMED COACHES: GM/NCR INSPECTS THE FIRST SUCH COACH
North Central Railway is gearing up for ensuing KumbhMela 2019 to be held at Allahabad. In its endeavor to serve the pilgrims visiting TriveniSangam, Allahabad, North Central Railway is refurbishing the coaches of prestigious trains connecting Allahabad to different parts of Nation on the theme of KumbhMela 2019. These trains will be carrying the pilgrims during KumbhMela. Today, on 29.09.2018, Shri Rajiv Chaudhry General Manager, North Central Railway visited Allahabad Jn to inspect the first modified refurbished "KUMBH 2019" theme based AC-1 COACH. This coach is one of it's kind.
General Manager Shri Chaudhry applauded the efforts. He also motivated the officers and staff for maintaining the dedicated approach to ensure comfortable and hygienic experience for esteemed passengers specially during upcoming KUMBH 2019. This newly 'Kumbh Themed' coach will be attached to the prestigious PRAYAGRAJ EXPRESS, (Train No. 12417/18) with the aim to provide a delightful experience to devotees and passengers visiting Allahabad during/for the KumbhMela and also after the Mela has been concluded. This First AC coach wears the 'Kumbh 2019 logo' on one side of the coach along with vinyl wrapping, with beautiful images of the temples and tent- city for devotees in the Mela area. The Vestibule area has been wrapped portraying serene view of night at kumbh mela area. Entire gangway area has been refurbished, displaying devotees doing there ablutions along riverside and painted with attractive motifs. Such a thematic display of scenic beauty of Kumbh area would give a pleasant feeling to passengers travelling in the train, especially during mega event at Allahabad .
Every compartment of the coach has been painted displaying motifs and designed acrylic pattern. The coach has also been provided with fresh linen, fire retardant curtains along with high quality lavatory faucet fittings for enriched experience to passengers. Auto odour dispenser system has been installed in the coach, to provide pleasing fragrance to passengers boarding the train. The toilets of coach have been refurbished, a bathroom compartment for bathing purpose has also been modified and a bio-toilet announcement system has been also incorporated into the coach toilets announcing the proper way of utilisation of bio toilet passengers. This KUMBH thematic coach has been developed with dedicated efforts of Allahabad coaching Depot.
Speaking on the occasion Shri Rajiv Chaudhry, General Manager, said that we should have exemplary dedication, alertness and courtesy while serving the passengers at all times & especially during KumbhMela. He expressed satisfaction over the efforts and desired to upgrade other coaches as well, according to Theme of Kumbh at the earliest. He further added “this coach will definitely be helpful in providing comfortable and hygienic experience to devotees during kumbh 2019”
During the inspection, Shri Amitabh, Divisional Railway Manager, Allahabad & Shri Anil Kumar Dwivedi Additional Divisional Railway Manager along with other officer of Headquarter and Allahabad Division were present.