Railway Board members inspect Bhopal, Habibganj stns

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Aug 2017 11:05:54


Staff Reporter,

Railway passenger facility committee including Nagesh Namjoshi and Mohammed Irfan Ahmed on Wednesday inspected Bhopal and Habibganj railway stations of Bhopal division under West Central Railway.

Passenger facility committee members inspected circulating area, concourse area, food plaza, toilets, waiting hall, foot over-bridge etc at Habibganj railway station. They directed the officials concerned to remove vehicles parked in no parking zone and to clean the walls. They also inspected water tap, waiting room and toilets at the platforms and expressed annoyance over dissatisfactory cleanliness. Board members also gave suggestions for better facilities for the passengers at the railway station. They imposed fine of Rs 51,000 on food plaza for littering.

Nagesh Namjoshi and Mohammed Irfan Ahmed talking to media said that no negligence will be tolerated in the direction of amenities to the passengers on station premises. They said that there should be friendly atmosphere with the passengers and work plans of railway minister should be publicised in massive manner.

Namjoshi and Ahmed also talked about use of solar and wind energy and plantation at the vacant land of railway. They emphasised on water harvesting system at all railway stations under the division.

Both the members also inspected Bhopal railway station’s circulating area, concourse area, food plaza, food stalls, RRM toilet, waiting hall, foot over-bridge, railway track etc. They imposed fine of Rs 11,000 on R&K Associate, RRM Catering licensee. They directed the officials to remove encroachment from circulating area near platform number 6.

Committee members also inspected coach factory at Nishatpura, where they inspected the work of manufacturing of modern coaches.
The committee members, DRM and Chief Manager planted saplings on coach factory premises.

Earlier, a meeting was organised with Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Shobhan Choudhury and branch
officials at DRM office at 10.30 am in which DRM Choudhury through the power point presentation gave detailed information about the programmes and facilities for the passengers at both the railway stations.

DRM informed that the office will illuminate with solar energy till August 20 and solar plants will also be installed at Habibganj, Itarsi and Bina railway stations till the end of this finance year. Besides, 15 small railway stations of Bhopal railway division will have solar plants of 5KW capacity.

Facilities including CCTV cameras, Led, rate display boards, boom barrier, computerised slip at the parking etc started at the railway stations including Bhopal, Habibganj, Bina, Itarsi, Vidisha and Hoshangabad.

He informed that third railway line from Bina-Bhopal has been started from Bina to Nishatpura and the work from Nishatpura to Bhopal railway station will be completed soon.

Committee members Nagesh Namjoshi and Mohammed Irfan Ahmed will inspect Itarsi railway station on Thursday.