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New look planned for second batch of new-age trains

mumbai Updated: Oct 06, 2010 02:04 IST
Shashank Rao
Shashank Rao
Hindustan Times
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The 72 new-age trains that are part of the Mumbai Urban Transport Project (MUTP) phase-II are yet to arrive in the city, but plans are afoot to change their look.

Officials from the Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC), which is planning and developing the suburban rail system under the MUTP, expect changes both in the interior and exterior of these trains.

PC Sehgal, managing director, MRVC, said: “Any changes in the colour of the trains will be decided after all 129 trains under the MUTP phase-I reach the city.”

The 72 trains will start arriving in the city from early 2012.

The officials expect new colour of seats in both first-class and second-class compartments. The options available are red, green, orange, purple and even a chequered combination with lighter shades.

Changing the arrangement of lights and fans is also being looked into. Of the 13 colour combinations initially selected, the violet-white combination was selected for the 129 new-age trains hat were part of the first phase of the project.

The railways are now looking painting the new lot of 72 trains with a darker shade, such as red, to camouflage paan stains.

Rs 2 lakh was spend to clean each coach.