BY OUR STAFF REPORTER
Guwahati, May 28: Passenger Amenities at Guwahati station are poised for a major uplift. Ministry of Railways has entrusted IRCON Intertiol Limited, a Public Sector Undertaking under Government of India to bring about a visible improvement in passenger amenities through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) fund.
IRCON officials led by its GM of Eastern Region B. Sarkar accompanied by S yar, ADRM, Lumding, NF Railway inspected the Guwahati station on May 27 as part of the ongoing Passenger Facilitation Fortnight. To improve the passenger amenity, it has been proposed to provide Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant of 2,000 litres per hour capacity for safe drinking water at platform No. 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Two hydraulic lifts are to be provided for easier access to the Foot Over Bridges. Golf carts for use by old persons and persons with disabilities are also to be provided. Existing toilets in waiting halls, retiring rooms, and dormitory will also be renovated. Flexible steel dustbins will be provided throughout the station for improving the existing garbage disposal system. Circulating area at Guwahati station will be provided with retro-reflective road marker, solar studs and one way spike breaker.
New retro-reflective sigge will be provided at different platforms for better guidance to passengers. Railway is also trying to improve the platform surface by using Kota stone which will help in mechanized cleaning. More CCTV cameras will also be provided for improving the security of the station. A memorandum of understanding (MOU) will be shortly entered into by NF Railway and IRCON for the implementation of these passenger amenity improvement works at Guwahati which is the largest station of the zone and a gateway to the Northeast. These measures are expected to further benefit passengers and rail users of the region.