This project was to understand the Indian Railways structure and system, conceptualize, and actualize a collection of uniforms for the onboard crew members. According to the Dress Regulations 2004, the Ministry of Railways comprises a very detailed and proper protocol for managing and synchronizing dress code among employees across India, with the passage of time and lack of motivation to stick to the regulations in the thick of several other factors led to unorganized supply, variation in colour and quality of uniforms. The current uniform lacks functionality, so there was a need to fulfil the functional and aesthetic needs of the uniform. This project tried to cater for that gap with the design solutions. It was crucial to understand the users working and clothing requirements. User research was done with in-depth interviews and by observing users in their working environment. The uniform solution uses appropriate textile, functional details and colour that complements the uniform with functional support. The outcome of the project was a collection of uniforms for the categories of locomotive pilots, travelling ticket examiners and railway guards.
Keywords: functional wear, Indian railway uniform, locomotive pilot, travelling ticket examiner & the guard, Railway Design Centre, railway employees
Student Name: Patel Nilamben Vinodkumar
Guide: Mr. Amit Sinha, Co-Guide: Dr. Subir Das