Indore: Consultative committee demands more passenger facilities at rly station

Indore: In view of growing number of passengers in city railway station, member of Zonal Railway Users Consultative Committee demanded more passenger facilities on the station premises and rescheduling of proposed Indore-Bhopal-Indore train timing according to the convenience of the passengers.

Members of the committee, Jagmohan Verma and Ishwar Baheti on Thursday submitted a memorandum carrying all the demands to railway area manager VK Makwana which was addressed to railway minister Piyush Goyal.

The memorandum demanded that the proposed intercity Indore-Bhopal train in recently presented Union budget must be run from the city at 8.30 am and from Bhopal at 7.30 pm as they are the most convinient timing for passengers.

It also suggested that Indore-Gandhi Nagar Shanti express and Indore-Mumbai Avantika Express train must be run with LHB coaches and in the evening this rack should be run on Indore-Udaipur route. LHB coaches are popular due to their unique quality of not over lapping to each other in the case of accident.

Verma and Baheti also demanded that Indore-Jaipur daily train should be extended to Sarai Rohilla. Similarly, Indore-Sarai Rohilla Delhi train, which is to be started from April 13, 2018 as a special train, must also be run via Jaipur and Indore-Patna train, which is to be started from April 16, 2018, should be run daily.

Raising the issue of closure of eatery at platform no. 1 from last year, the committee demanded that another eatery should be opened as early as possible to avail dining facility to passengers. “Despite being an A-1 category railway station, there are no ladies waiting hall at the city railway station. It should be set up very soon,” the duo demanded.

Indore-Habibjanj exp to get temporary halt at Berchha

Ratlam division of Western Railway has given a temporary halt for six months to Indore-Habibganj-Indore train (train no. 19323/19324). According to official information the decision was taken following demand by passengers. The halt will be given at Berchha railway station on the experimental basis from February 24 and will be continued for next six months. On the basis of sale of tickets from Berchha railway station, the decision about continuing the facility would be taken later.

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