Mangesh Kamble

Diploma Project Ergonomic Seating Design on the Platform of Indian Railways
Krishnesh Mehta

Railway Design Center NID Paldi

The aim of the project was to design platform seating for the passengers of Indian Railways on railway stations across the country. All factors related to railway travel were studied and researched and the seating benches were designed keeping in mind factors like minimal maintenance and repair, durability and sturdiness in terms of materials, ergonomics, comfort and safety. The seating bench was developed in the form of modules, which can be added or removed according to the requirement and availability of space. The frame was made of stainless steel and the seat was made of perforated stainless steel sheets, the separating ridges of which acted as separators and a preventive factor for people sleeping on the bench.