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So, let there be light: GM, NER

WILL CHARBAGH Railway Junction get the much-awaited fresh breath of makeover, finally? It seems likely this time after GM (NER) Sukhbir Singh inspected every nook and corner of the station and announced some breather for the passengers.

india Updated: Aug 22, 2006 00:09 IST

WILL CHARBAGH Railway Junction get the much-awaited fresh breath of makeover, finally?

It seems likely this time after GM (NER) Sukhbir Singh inspected every nook and corner of the station and announced some breather for the passengers.

“Let there be more light and air in the waiting rooms and platforms. Make signboards more visible,” Singh instructed officials, as he moved around during his first visit to the city after taking over as general manager. The air coolers in the waiting rooms were not enough to provide solace from heat to the passengers, he observed. There was a long-standing demand from the passengers to improve it. In order to better air circulation, the GM has proposed to convert the facility into central air-cooling.

The demand for a food plaza has been pending since long at the junction. To provide passengers better eateries, the GM directed the senior officers of the NER to see that the amenities were completed in time.

The stinking circulating area at the junction has been nauseating for the passengers. Therefore, a special attention has been given to improve the circulating area. The GM also inspected the washing pit between the Junction and the Aishbagh railway station.

However, the passengers were still concerned for problems that prop up frequently. “The senior officials of the railways must see that the passengers also face a lot of problems with the pre-paid autos,” said Mohan Chaturvedi, a regular Mumbai-passenger.

He said special efforts should be taken to improve the situation as they charge exorbitantly in the wake of the absence of a proper rate chart. The issue has been brought up again and again, but the authorities tend to turn a blind eye to it.