Railway Minister launches Mission Retro-Fitment.

The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday announced they will upgrade 40,000 coaches under its Mission Retro-fitment in the next five years to enhance the passengers’ travel experience, with better amenities and safety.

It is one of the largest Retro-fitment projects in the world


  • Indian Railways’ 40,000 coaches will be refurbished and retrofitted in the next five years.
  • By 2020, Indian Railways would provide a new travel experience to its passengers.
  • It will be carried out without affecting the traffic operation.
  • RSP sanction for refurbishing of 6,700 coaches are already available.   

Current Situation

24 coaches already retrofitted have been running in Train No.15120/19 Manduadih – Rameswaram Express since 23.04.2017

  • Currently, over 80 per cent coaches in service are old.
  • The existing old coaches will be modified to improve total travel experience of the passengers.
  • Production of new coaches have been stopped.

Facilities provided in refurbished coaches.

  • World Class Ambience: The refurbished coaches will have panels with LED lights, 
  • Fire and smoke detection system, rounded edges for preventing injury, double acting compartment door in AC coaches.
  •  Bio-toilets which are Environment-Friendly
  •  Passenger information System such destination alarm.
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