Indian Railways is continually endeavoring to provide additional amenities in coaches especially General Second Class Unreserved coaches. In this regard, introduction of Deen Dayalu coaches was announced in Rail Budget 2016-17. These coaches were envisioned with certain additional facilities for a comfortable journey by passengers.
In compliance to Budget commitment, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the first Deen Dayalu coach at the New Delhi Station on July 19, 2016. Dedicating the coach to the nation, the minister said, “We fulfilled what we have promised in our budget. We will deploy these Deen Dayalu coaches in those routes which have heavy demand for getting seats.” These coaches are a part of Modi Government’s commitment to offer better rail travel to the common man.
About The Coach
The Deen Dayalu coach, manufactured at Integral Coach Factory Chennai, is equipped with facilities like potable drinking water, mobile charging points, LED lights, provision of cushioned luggage racks, provision of additional handhold in doorway area and biotoilets among others to be used in mail and express trains. Enhanced capacity dustbins, water level indicator, interior panelling with aluminium composite panels are other features of the coach. The exterior has been painted with z-shaped orange colour bands and anti-graffiti coating.