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Gutted reservation counters at Amritsar railway station to get operational by Oct

Reservation counters that were charred in fire that broke out at the Amritsar railway station two months back will be refurbished and become operational by October.

punjab Updated: Aug 16, 2016 14:49 IST
HT Correspondent
Renovation work in progress at the Amritsar railway station on Sunday.
Renovation work in progress at the Amritsar railway station on Sunday.(Gurpreet Singh/HT Photo)

Reservation counters that were charred in fire that broke out at the Amritsar railway station two months back will be refurbished and become operational by October.

“The work is underway. The infrastructure is being rebuilt. Nearly half of the work is over and it will be completed by October,” said railway divisional engineer Harbans Singh.

All seven counters on Gol Bagh side of the station had become non-operational after the fire. Although no casualty was reported, the fire that broke out in the early morning on June 30 led to an estimated loss of `10 lakh. The main server, 10 computers, two charting machines and six air-conditioning units were damaged.

On upgrading of infrastructure to prevent similar accidents in future, Harbans Singh said: “We are ensuring that closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras are installed in the new setup. A separate room will be used for storing the power backup system to avoid short circuits. ”

At present, only four reservation counters on the other side of the station are operational.