The Telegraph
Friday , July 18 , 2014
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Extra cover for passengers
- Sheds to be extended at Tatanagar platforms 4 & 5

Come rain, come sun, every platform at Tatanagar station will offer complete cover.

Passengers, who often complained about waiting for trains in the open as the existing sheds do not cover platforms 4 and 5 completely, can now heave a sigh of relief.

Officials of Chakradharpur division said work would begin shortly. “The extended sheds will be of galvanised sheets. They are expected to arrive soon. The engineering division of the railways will execute the project,” said a spokesperson.

Station manager Awtar Singh added that the work was a part of a renovation project.

As of now, passengers have to wait in the scorching sun for trains. Not only are the summers intolerable, the monsoon is even worse. Railway sources conceded that many passengers grumbled about wet luggage and getting drenched.

Both Chhotanagpur Passengers’ Association and SCCI have welcomed the move.

“Platforms without overhead sheds cause tremendous inconvenience to passengers, especially the elderly, women and children. It is good that the railways has decided to take up the project,” said U.K. Srivastava, a senior functionary of the passenger outfit.

Tatanagar, an A-category and the only model station under Chakradharpur division of South Eastern Railway, witnesses a footfall of over 50,000 passengers daily.