The 50 world class railway stations with concourses modelled on airport-like swanky retail spaces for commuters to wait, to be built under the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC), will be completed by 2022.
Waiting in long queues to buy tickets at railway stations will now be a thing of the past as the railways’ UTS mobile app for buying unreserved tickets online will be available nationwide from November 1, a senior official said Tuesday.
Construction of residential complexes will now be allowed around railway stations as part of an ambitious redevelopment programme of the Indian Railways approved by the Union Cabinet on Wednesday, a source said.
Troubled with congestion at the entrances of Delhi’s major railway stations, Northern Railways has now outsourced traffic marshals who will be stationed outside the New Delhi, Old Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin stations from Monday, officials said.
The Bombay High Court Thursday asked the Railways why non-passengers are allowed to enter railway stations in Mumbai that already face the problem of overcrowding.
Railway stations in Rajasthan are the cleanest in India and those in Uttar Pradesh and parts of Haryana fared poorly in a station cleanliness survey conducted by the Quality Council of India (QCI).
Indian Railways had advertised its plan to offer ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations on Indian Railways for redevelopment on ‘as is where is’ basis, by inviting open bids from interested parties duly providing for amenities and other requirements of the Railways.
In Assam, out of 230 railway stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), only 12 stations have closed-circuit camera installations to keep continuous vigil on the movement of people.
South Central Railway General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav advised the officials to focus on station cleanliness over the zone to reach highest possible standards.
In a bid to trace missing children, the Government Railway Police have proposed to instal face recognition software in CCTV cameras at different stations across the State.