Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced that all the 65,000 coaches which Indian Railway has will be upgraded to higher standards and be made passenger friendly, comparable to European standards.
Prabhu made the announcement on Thursday during the centenary celebration of Central Railway’s Matunga workshop.
The carriage workshop at Matunga which was formed in 1915 completed its 100 years on Thursday for which the Central Railway had organized a celebration where the Railway Minister invited as chief guest.
Other delegates present for the function were Mayor of Mumbai, Snehal Ambekar, MP Arvind Sawant, MP Kirit Somaiya and others.
Prabhu also visited the Currey Road railway station where he laid foundation stone for a new Foot Over Bridge. The Railway Minister further made a surprise travel in a local train.
Prabhu boarded a CST bound train at Currey Road in the afternoon making a travel a remembrance for all the commuters travelling that train.
Prabhu had boarded a First Class compartment and accompaniing him was Mayor Ambekar, Divisional Railway Manager Amitabh Ojha and other railway officials.