Power House Station to get canteen facility

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 May 2017 10:01:50

Staff Reporter,


It certainly is the heartening news for regular railway commuters from steel city Bhilai that they would soon be facilitated with the provision of canteens on railway platforms at Power House Station, sparing them from going outside the station for procuring snacks from the vendors outside. Since long time, the passengers waiting for trains at Bhilai Power House Railway Station were a perturbed lot, as there were no canteen facilities available for having tea or coffee, cold drink or snacks. Two kiosks have installed at Platform Number 1 while one each is being installed at Platform Number 2 and 3 for canteens. It needs a mention here that on daily basis around 25,000 passengers are commuting from Power House Station for attending offices, colleges or for their personal works at Raipur and other cities.

Most of the passengers opined that since long time food stalls or canteens at platforms of Power House Station were needed, and finally they wuldbe getting them very soon, which certainly is a great news for regular passengers. Sumit Agarwal, the student attending college at Raipur pointed that the new canteens at Power House Railway Station would certainly facilitate the daily commuters like him, who are waiting at a platform for a prolonged period owing to the frequently late trains. He also added that many commuters who were visiting outside the station for having snacks and eatables, and several among them were missing their trains in the process.

Additional Divisional Railway Manager, AK Meshram informed that the process of renovating power house station is already in progress and installation of 4 kiosk for managing canteens are the part of it. “The preparation and installation work of kiosk for functioning of canteen have already completed, and these kiosks will start serving railway commuters at the earliest,” assured ADRM, AK Meshram.