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.
Tech giant Google today said it has rolled out free public WiFi at 400 Indian railway stations in collaboration with RailTel.
The Hubballi division of South Western Railway started a month-long special cleanliness drive from May 25. The main objective of this drive is to bring about visible improvement in cleanliness at railway stations.
Condoms and sanitary pads would now be sold at toilet facilities both inside and outside railway stations for not only the passengers but also the people living in its vicinity, a new toilet policy recently approved by the Railway Board said.