Commuters boarding or alighting at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus will soon have access to facilities such as a food plaza, a large waiting room, and an air conditioned dormitory.
The Central Railways has decided to start operations at a newly constructed facility, adjacent to platform number five of LTT, in a fortnight. It is already operating five ticketing windows there.
The facility will comprise a main concourse area measuring 3,300 sq m, a flood plaza, for which a 450 sq m plot has been earmarked, 10 ticket windows for reservation booking tickets, 10 current booking windows, prepaid taxi and auto stands, a private car park that can accommodate more than 500 cars, a bus stand, a 200 sq m waiting room, a retiring room with eight beds and an AC dormitory comprising 32 beds. The facility would be particularly beneficial to passengers who need to wait overnight or for several hours to board their train.
Subodh Jain, general manager, CR, while inspecting the facility on Wednesday, directed officials to complete work on the AC dormitory in two months. “Officers have been asked to shift catering services, registration counters and other commercial activities within a fortnight. Then, the waiting room will be opened, and so on,” said Jain.
The administration has also ordered the immediate construction of foot-over-bridges connecting the station to the building, within eight months.