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Friday , August 13 , 2010
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Makeover bid for Tata station
- New over-bridge, more platform space on agenda

Jamshedpur, Aug. 12: Spacious platforms, an over-bridge, a revamped parking area and waiting hall for sleeper class passengers, the revival of the food plaza — Tatanagar railway station may see a spanking new makeover in the days to come.

The newly-appointed divisional railway manager of Chakradharpur, Achal Khare, today inspected Tatanagar railway station and suggested measures to better passenger amenities. Accompanied by senior officials of Chakradharpur division and station manager of Tatanagar Ashok Agarwal, Khare, who visited Tatanagar for the first time after taking charge, stressed on remodelling the parking area outside the station.

“We will soon make certain changes in the parking slot to facilitate smooth parking and vehicular movement. Lanes for commercial and private vehicles will be separated,” he told The Telegraph.

Khare also stressed on the need to free clutter from platforms. “Parcels and trolleys outside the parcel office on platform No. one inconveniences passengers. We will relocate the parcel office,” he said.

He also said the demand to construct an over-bridge at Tatanagar was justified. “The proposal for an over-bridge has been sent to higher authorities. We hope to get the necessary sanction by month-end,” he said, adding that efforts were also being made to revive the food plaza.

Khare also suggested the unreserved ticket service be shifted to the nearby building which houses the computerised passenger reservation system and also asked officials to provide a waiting hall for sleeper class passengers.

The senior railway official admitted the diversion of routes and ban on movement of night trains had affected revenues of the Chakradharpur division by “7-8 per cent”.

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