Report of the Expert Group for Modernizaion of Indian Railways
3.4 Upgraded suburban coaches
6.6 Monetize Airspace above the platforms & rail tracks: a pilot project could be immediately
taken up in the Mumbai suburban railway system to monetize the air space
15.3 Create Key Account Directors of suburban, long distance passenger etc. under
2. Upgraded suburban coaches (EMU, MEMU and DMU)
Total cost in Crore in INR : 12,000 and included in the 12th Plan Crore in INR :8,000 and Balance to be funded Crore in INR : 4,000
Advantages :Stainless steel bodies and 3 phase technology would result in superior ride index under supercrush dense loads.
So Indian Railway will spend nearly Rs 8000 crore on upgradation of subruban rail coaches but when it comes to Bangalore, every thing will have loss.
Even I was checking their are 9000 coaches of EMU / MEMU / DEMU deployed by Indian Railway as of now, and SWR has just 50 of them ( ie 0.5% of total )
Will Railway Minister change the Trend for the SWR / Bangalore