Deccan Queen's 'Dining Car' to get a makeover

Indian Railways has officially shortlisted eight colours for the makeover and has asked for the public vote from the commuters to finalise the new colour

Deccan Queen's 'Dining Car' to get a makeover

With the upgrade of the Deccan Queen finally taking place in 2020, Indians Railways has decided to give the train an exclusive colour along with retaining the dining car. However, in a pleasant surprise for the passengers, Railways have now called for a commuter vote to decide on the choice of new colour codes, among the eight officially shortlisted.

Earlier, Central Railway had a special made-to-order 20-car train for the iconic train from Integral Coach Factory (ICF) Chennai. The order was placed based on the feedback from a commuter survey on how it should be.

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Currently, the dining car's design is yet to be approved from Research, Standards and Design Organisation, technical consultant for the Railways. Here are the eight colour codes were officially shortlisted by the Indian Railways:




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Notably, Deccan Queen, that completes 90 years, is the only regular passenger train in India that has its own dining car.

Meanwhile, the non-AC coaches will have rows of facing seats, flat, cushioned with fixed back (no handles, no snack tables). Alongside, it will also consist of smaller windows, easy access in the entry.

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