11 Railway Stations Identified for Upgradation to Airport-like Standards

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Date of post: 21 Jan, 2019

11 railway stations under North-east Frontier Railway (NFR), have been identified for upgradation to airport-like standards as part of the Indian Railway’s Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment programme, a senior official said. Out Of the 11, the stations in Assam include Guwahati, Kamakhya, Lumding, New Tinsukia and Dibrugarh.

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  • NFR, CPRO (Chief Public Relations Officer) P J Sharma said, the other stations under NFR which made it to the list include:
    1. Katihar
    2. Purnea
    3. Kishanganj
    4. Barsoi
    5. Dimapur
    6. Agartala
  • The railways has prepared a blueprint for 204 stations which will upgraded.
  • Sharma said, the Railways is set to improve illumination levels at the selected railway stations and upgrade them up to airport-like standards, as per the directives of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal.
  • Under this plan, illumination Lux levels will be raised to-
    • 160 in concourse area
    • 115 in circulating area
    • 150 in waiting hall
    • 100 in open platform areas
    • 200 in covered platform areas
    • 150 in enquiry-cum-reservation office counter
    • 150 in foot overbridge/sub-way areas, escalators, near lifts and stairs
    • 50 in outdoor parking areas
  • Sharma said, the provision of the Lux illumination levels in the stations and its surroundings will help to reduce energy consumption.
  • Improved lighting will not only provide efficient surveillance mechanism by addressing the security concern of passengers, it will also add an element of better aesthetics and cleanliness in stations.
  • Already, NFR has achieved better illumination by 100% fitment of LED lights in all its stations, the official said.
  • He said, the Railway’s plans is to complete the work by 15 February this year.

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