The railway employees of the South Western Railway volunteered to refurbish two scrap train coaches into classrooms. They then donated the coaches to the Railway Colony Primary School in Mayuri.
Not only are the coaches freshly painted, they are even equipped with fans and panels sourced from other wagons, say reports.
“We spent a total of Ra 50,000. It was a collective idea of the workshop employees and carried out as part of corporate social responsibility. Majority of the children studying in this school are from families below the poverty line,” said chief workshop manager P Srinivasu.
“These coaches have been fully refurbished. They have fans and adequate lighting to provide a comfortable learning environment for the students. Two bio-toilets have also been provided. One coach will serve as a classroom for classes 4 and 5 and have been fitted with teaching aids. Another will be an activity hall for all students,” Srinivasu added.