TRICHY: Trichy-Howrah Express train with Utkrisht coaches – refurbished coaches which have better sanitation facilities and upgraded amenities -- commenced its journey from here at 4.20pm on Friday. The Trichy railway division of Southern Railway has used the rake of Utkrisht coaches for the train to enhance passengers’ comfort.The railway ministry is upgrading 66 pairs of trains comprising 140 rakes under the Project Utkrisht to improve the condition of coaches used for mail and express trains. Some of the added features of the coaches are - New PVC (poly vynile chloride) flooring provided on the inside of the coaches, LED lighting, Braille signage, NAFTC (natural and artificial fibre thermoset composite) roofing and epoxy flooring in toilets. Proper floor level and slope are ensured. Bio-tanks are fitted in all toilets. Venturi-type ventilation system is provided for better ventilation in toilets. The trains have onboard housekeeping provision.