South Eastern Railway based Kharagpur Workshop has just turned out its first Utkrisht-R rake. The fully refurbished rake has been handed over to Indian Railways.
Utkrisht-R rakes are those which have been Refurbished by the workshop. This means that the coaches in the rake have a completely new floor, roof, panels, berths and all the amenity fittings. All toilets are upgraded with epoxy flooring, health faucet, dustbin, etc.
All coaches are provided with energy-efficient LED lights and Braille Signage to assist the visually challenged. All coaches have bio-toilet and ventury type air circulation system. The entire rake has been painted with Utkrisht livery.
Kharagpur Workshop Turns Out Second Generation Utkrisht 2.0 Rake
The workshop has also turned out 2nd generation Utkrisht rake and branded it Utkrisht 2.0. In addition to the existing amenities of Utkrisht Coach like a new floor, new berth, NAFTC roof and braille signage, the Utkrisht 2.0 has extra features:
- Interior panelling with DGFRP sheets
- USB charging ports
- Modular toilets
- Auto janitor
- LED lightings
- Health faucet
- Stainless steel dustbin
- Epoxy flooring
- Vinyl wrapping on the toilet walls
- Vinyl wrapped Utkrisht colour scheme on the exterior.
Every ICF Design coach arriving at Kharagpur Workshop is now converted to Utkrisht Specifications
Each and every ICF coach turned out from Kharagpur Workshop is being upgraded to Utkrisht qualities and standards.
Every overhauled coach now has Utkrisht color scheme on exterior, vinyl wrapping at the corridor and toilet walls, stainless steel chequered plate, upgraded toilets with epoxy flooring, health faucet, 2 way angle cock, larger stainless steel dustbins etc. It has Braille Signage, LED lights and other essential features.
In order to improve the condition of ICF designed coaches attached to Mail/Express trains, the up-gradation to Utkrisht Rake has been taken up for the improvement of train services with modern amenities. With this rake up-gradation step, the passengers travelling in trains can avail the upgraded facilities for a better and pleasant travel experience.
16 rakes have been upgraded as Utkrisht rakes. This apart, 240 coaches have also been upgraded to Utkrisht coaches under Project Utkrisht. South Eastern Railway trains like Howrah- Yeswantpur Duronto Express, Howrah- Vasco-da-Gama Amravathi Express and Shalimar- Patna Duronto Express have been operated with Utkrisht rake. The trains of SER will run with these upgraded rakes in the near future.
Kharagpur Workshop is the largest integrated workshop in Indian Railways. It has evolved and grown over the years to become the largest maintenance Workshop of the country.
The Workshop mainly deals with all types of Rolling Stock viz. Coaches, EMU, DEMU, Wagons, all kind of Locomotives, Diesel Cranes, Tower Wagons etc. The Workshop has undertaken manufacture of a large number of Rolling Stock Components.