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Second entrance by Dec.

- SER head inspects Tatanagar station

Tatanagar railway station can look forward to get a second entrance from Burmamines-end by December.

General manager of South Eastern Railway (SER) Radhey Shyam promised as much during his maiden visit to Tatanagar on Tuesday. The new entrance is aimed at decongesting the station that witnesses a daily footfall of over 50,000 passengers.

The general manager, who chugged into the station in a special inspection train in the morning, also said that they were keen to make the rail underbridge near Tata Pigments operational by September. “The twin projects will see the light of the day later this year,” he told mediapersons.

The senior railway official further said an additional waiting hall would come up near the parcel depot, while the escalators would be in place towards the latter part of the year. The Railway Board has earmarked Rs 1.70 crore for the escalators that will come up on platform Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

This apart, several other amenities for passengers are on the cards.

Radhey Shyam also laid stress on proper security of passengers on running trains and also on platforms. “We are going ahead with special recruitment for RPF personnel so that escorts can be provided on all major trains,” he said.

The condition of platforms, station buildings, lighting arrangements, waiting halls, booking offices, computerised reservation centre and circulating areas was reviewed during the inspection.

Later, he visited Cini and Chakradharpur stations and met members of Chotanagpur Passenger Association and Singhbhum Chamber of Commerce and Industry.