New facilities at Guwahati railway station.
GUWAHATI (Feb 9) – The newly-constructed entry to the Guwahati railway station from the Paltanbazar side, along with an Integrated Security System, a TTEs’ rest room, a car parking space and a LED High Mast Tower for better illumination of the station premises was inaugurated by the North East Frontier Railway (NFR) general manager RS Virdi earlier this week.
The new facilities were inaugurated by Virdi during his the annual inspection of Lumding Division, which also includes the Guwahati region, along with a team of senior officers.
During the event, it was stated that more than 6,000 square metre of circulating area has been developed at the Panbazar end of the Guwahati railway station and beautification of the station has been done by providing two fountains and placing a metre-gauge heritage steam locomotive with cascade fountain in the newly-developed circulating area.
These are among various projects undertaken by the Lumding Division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) so far during 2013-14 fiscal.
Virdi, along with his team, inspected the 77-km-long Kamakhya-Sonuabari section.
The Kamakhya, Guwahati and Thakurkuchi stations and the bridge over the Kopili river between Aujuri and Sonuabari were inspected.
Niraj Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager of Lumding, said that the total earnings of Lumding Division during the year have increased by about 20 per cent as on a year-to-year basis and four un-manned level crossing gates have been closed down.
Besides, the sectional speed of the Chaparmukh-Haibargaon section is being proposed to be increased from 75 km per hour to 100 km per hour as necessary improvements to the track have been completed.
A new Passenger Reservation System building at Jagiroad is being commissioned, he added.
Courtesy: by VOA team.