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  1. Indian Railways big ‘makeover’: Which ‘Vibrant Soul’ uniform should rail staff wear? Suresh Prabhu wants aam aadmi to decide

Indian Railways big ‘makeover’: Which ‘Vibrant Soul’ uniform should rail staff wear? Suresh Prabhu wants aam aadmi to decide

On its Facebook page, the Railway Ministry has put up the various options, and asked people to comment and vote for the uniform design they like.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: September 15, 2016 8:49 PM
Indian Railways new uniforms: Options given by Ritu Beri for uniform of female commerical clerks. Indian Railways new uniforms: Options given by Ritu Beri for uniform of female commerical clerks.

After conducting an online poll to decide the theme of Indian Railways’ new uniforms, the Railway Ministry has now launched a “nationwide poll” to get people to select the individual uniform styles of the railways staff. According to the Railway Ministry, out of the four themes that Ritu Beri had proposed, ‘The Vibrant Soul of India’ garnered the maximum votes, and now the designer has given the Indian Railways multiple options within that theme for different railway staff such as station manager, commercial clerks (male and female), guards, locomotive drivers, coolies, waiters, catering in-charge, housing-keeping etc.

On its Facebook page, the Railway Ministry has put up the various options and asked people to comment and vote for the uniform design they like. “The passengers will be given 2 to 5 options to choose from for dress codes of Indian Railways personnel including station Managers, chief ticketing examiner, supervisor reservation, in-charge AC coach, Housekeeping, Chief Catering In-charge, Waiter/Bearer/Server, Coolie/Porter, Locomotive Driver, all guards, Commercial clerk (Male) and Commercial Clerk (Female),” said the Railway Ministry post.

Railway uniform options for station manager by Ritu Beri Railway uniform options for station manager by Ritu Beri
Railway uniform options for station manager by Ritu Beri Railway uniform options for station manager by Ritu Beri

Railway uniform options for chief ticketing manager by Ritu Beri

Railway uniform options for chief ticketing manager by Ritu Beri

Railway uniform options for coolies by Ritu Beri

Railway uniform options for coolies by Ritu Beri

Ved Prakash, Director Information & Publicity at Ministry of Railways told FE Online that the poll will also be put up on the MyGov.in website. “We have put up the poll on Facebook, it will also be put up on MyGov.in, we will also ask the railways staff for their view. A final call on all the uniforms will be taken in the coming days. We plan to run this poll for around 15-20 days,” he said. Given that Railways will decide by early October, it seems likely that the new uniforms will see the light of the day by early next year.

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FE Online has learnt that Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has expressed the desire that he would like the new uniforms to be made of khadi. However, a final call on the material of the uniforms is yet to be taken. In case the Indian Railways decides to go ahead with the option of khadi, this will be a big boost to PM Narendra Modi’s campaign to promote the handspun and hand-woven cloth.

The ‘Vibrant Soul of India’ theme draws inspiration from the Indian pop art. “Pop art is an interesting bridge between popular and mundane. Fusing everyday elements of culture, business, music and entertainment and transporting them onto clothing and embellishments is pop art,” the presentation made by Ritu Beri said. This theme uses the “brightest of colour palette” with greens and oranges & fuses them with navy blue & whites to create a “sober story” for the railways uniforms. The other three options that were up for the poll were; Ethos of India, The Golden Period, The Legacy of the Nawabs.

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  1. Harry Achari
    Sep 15, 2016 at 7:14 pm
    Option 4 looks more elegant for men and women. Black and white. Red looks ugly.
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    1. Harry Achari
      Sep 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm
      Railway needs a good overhaul. New website through which people can book do online ticket booking and clean trains with white or cream color painted interior and install all compartment with air is. Replace trallies with gl windows. Paint outer section with attractive color and textures. Install European toilets and renew washbase with China clay and decorate interior nicely. Forbid beggars and booksellers or other items. Stewards must deliver every food items packed. Railway Perron should be tiled and provide antislip tiles in front. More sitting place with TV's and cctvs at the platform. Sometimes security guards ( trained ones) should be available for any incidents in the trains and platforms. The most important is to add more trains in long range routes ( without enough trains there is much rush now a days) to accommodate the commuters. Unfortunately, people are not yet adapted for the modernization who makes every thing dirty. Give fines who makes dirty, that will bring up more revenues.
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        Shubhashish
        Sep 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm
        I wish the railways had sort opinion on surge pricing as well, instead of using covert means of applying the charge.
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          anjali maurya
          Sep 15, 2016 at 7:19 am
          Option 1 but color shd not be red but some odr dark color.
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            Bipin kumar
            Sep 15, 2016 at 9:56 am
            Ladies option 1,Station manager option 1,Chief ticketing option 3,Coolie option 1.
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              Dipti p
              Sep 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm
              For ladies-option3 but some modification should b there, it should b high_neck kameez with jacket n they can additionally put scarf. It will really look smart n formal.
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                Gautam Sikdar
                Sep 15, 2016 at 3:29 am
                Female commercial clerks - Option 1Station Manager - Option 1Chief ticketing manager - Option 2Coolies - Option 1
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                  Jyoti gujjar
                  Sep 15, 2016 at 11:12 am
                  Ladies - option 2Station manager - option 2Chief ticketing manager - option 4Coolie - option 1
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                    Mahender
                    Sep 15, 2016 at 1:00 pm
                    Option 1 for ladies and option 1 for station manager
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                      Sattu supari
                      Sep 15, 2016 at 4:14 pm
                      Make them work properly first then decide uniforms.
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                        jitendra D
                        Sep 15, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                        for ladies- option 1for station master-option 2chief ticketing master- option 1coolies option 1
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                          rabi shankar
                          Sep 16, 2016 at 6:43 am
                          for station master ...replace existing white trousers & shirt by new proposed black trousers & white shirts in summer uniform.. winter uniform existing navy suit is best and not need to change
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                            satyabrata
                            Sep 15, 2016 at 8:48 am
                            It is good in the name of PARIBARTAN. Try to write off as much as CONGRESS SYMBOLS. At the same time think over the SMOKERS on running train when other are enjoy with gutka and spotted the compartment.
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                            1. Yubanaswa Chakraborty
                              Sep 15, 2016 at 7:05 am
                              Not Coolie, the term is 'Sahayak' now.
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                                Zeba Mumtaz
                                Sep 15, 2016 at 4:34 am
                                option 1 is excellent....but option 3 can also be followed....this is also good...
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