NVCC seeks more facilities to senior citizens in Rlys

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 12 May 2017 09:39:49


Business Bureau,

A DELEGATION of Nag Vidarbha Chamber of Commerce (NVCC) led by its President Prakash Mehadia recently met Suresh Prabhu, Union Railway Minister during his visit to the city. Nitin Gadkari, Union Roadways, Shipping and Road Transport Minister was also present on the occasion.


The delegation discussed several issues and handed over a memorandum to Suresh Prabhu. The delegation demanded that on every railway station arrangement for pure drinking water should be made. An extra general coach should be added for ladies and senior citizens.


The heavy cancellation charges on ‘Tatkal ticket’ should be made reasonable. Supply of trolleys for carrying luggage on stations as prevalent at airports should be made available.
Priority must be given to ladies and senior citizens. Baby food stores and medical stores should be made available at railway stations with a distance gap of 150 km. There should be rate list of food-drinks at every coach. Ample arrangement of mobile phone charger should be made.


There are two divisional offices in the city but the second capital of the State i.e Nagpur has no head office. Every proposal has to be submitted to Mumbai or Bilaspur for approval. Itwari Railway Station should be developed as a terminal. Trains running on Hawara line should have stoppage at Itwari Railway station. Stoppage of trains should must also be increased at Ajni station and it should also be developed as a terminal to reduce the rush on Nagpur Main station. Passengers should be informed through SMS about the abnormal delay of trains.


At least two NVCC members should have representation in the DRUCC and ZRUCC. There should be less carting charges on essential commodities. Parcel booking for Mumbai (CSTM) should be opened for public and traders of Nagpur. Prerna Express TN 11453/11454 should be run on daily basis. Present in the delegation were Pratap Motwani, ZRUCC member and Convenor of NVCC on Railway Committee, Brijbhusan Shukla, ZRUCC member, Mayur Panchmatiya, Raju Vyas, Jayprakash Parekh, Sachin Punyani, Ramavtar Totla, Satish Bang and other members of Chamber.