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Rlys’ goodie bag for Mumbai train commuters: New lifts, escalators, toilets, FOBs, free Wifi

Minister Rajen Gohain will inaugurate these facilities at a function; Mumbra and Byculla stations to get emergency medical rooms

mumbai Updated: Dec 14, 2017 00:04 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Commuters will have access to free Wifi at four more stations, and they will be able to use lifts or escalators instead of FOBs at six stations. (HT File Photo)

The minister of state for railways, Rajen Gohain, on Wednesday inaugurated various passenger amenities on the central and western railway.

In a function at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Gohain inaugurated three FOBs and booking offices at Currey road, Nahur and Virar stations, one escalator at Titwala station, five lifts at Reay Road, Chembur, Virar, Vasai stations and Lokmanya Tilak Terminus stations and three toilets at Kalyan, Vasai and Virar stations.

Gohain also launched emergency medical rooms (EMR) at Mumbra and Byculla stations, during the function that was attended by senior railway officials and local representatives. “Railway is the lifeline of Mumbai. We are continuing with our efforts to provide them better amenities,” said Gohain.

The minister also inaugurated solar power plants at the passenger reservation system (PRS) buildings at Mumbai Central and Dadar, at the western railway headquarters in Churchgate, and the station buildings at Andheri and Bandra Terminus.

Railway officials said the new facilities would make suburban commuters’ journey comfortable. “Escalator and lifts will be of great help to senior citizens, the physically challenged and pregnant women. The EMR will provide treatment during the crucial golden hour,” said Sunil Udasi, chief spokesperson, central railway (CR).

First Published: Dec 13, 2017 15:31 IST