The Kamakhya – Dekargaon Intercity express, that runs between Kamakhya Junction and Dekargaon, and currently being operated with 15815/15816 train numbers on daily basis, Has recently been upgraded under Utkrisht Scheme of Indian railways.
Under the project Utkrisht, Railways has plans to develop 640 Utkrisht rakes as part of upgradation of its mail/express trains in the next two years at a cost of Rs 400 crore.
The compartments have been given a total renovation. The toilets are renovated, with each containing bio toilets. The Railways have taken the decision to display the culture and heritage of Assam, by decorating the interiors.
The rakes have also been given a new colour scheme on the exterior – beige and maroon. The rakes will provide better facilities to passengers, including LED lightings, odourless toilets.
The toilets of all the coaches have improved fittings, vinyl wrapping provided at the doorways of the coaches, night glow stickers and Braille signages inside the coaches and new colour scheme. The unique feature of this Utkrisht Rake is the provision of Swachh Rail Toilet (SRT), which is a hybrid design of bio-toilet system.
Such an initiative of the Indian Railways is worth appreciating. With such improved and hygienic conditions, there were will an ease and comfort for the passengers, which was a indeed a serious concern for all.