Rly division plans to rope in NRIs to upgrade Jalandhar stations

  • Harvinder Kaur, Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
  • Updated: Apr 22, 2016 14:46 IST
The Jalandhar railway station. (HT File)

With several development works at the city and Cantonment railway station still pending, Ferozepur division officials are now planning to rope in Non-Residents Indians (NRIs) from the region for the purpose.

Divisional railway manager Anuj Parkash said on Sunday that they recently approached some NRIs from Doaba and they have assured to extend help for this.

Even as several development works were announced for the upgrade of the city railway station in the past few years, none has been carried out so far, it has been learnt.

“We want to modernise both the Jalandhar and the Cantonment city railway station with all amenities. Since there are many NRIs from Doaba region, we are planning to seek their support for upgrading these two, especially the city railway station,” said Anuj Parkash.

Ferozepur division officials have claimed on several occasions that since the railways is facing financial crisis, they have not been able to complete upgradation of the city railway station.

Some of the pending works that were proposed for the city railway station included building escalators for the convenience of the senior citizens, setting up a food court, improving the seating arrangement, increasing greenery in surrounding areas and free Wi-Fi services.

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