North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/03/2018 Press ReleaseDate:21.03.2018
NCR TO REDEVELOP ALLAHABAD, MATHURA AND JHANSI RAILWAY STATIONS TO A NEW LEVEL
The North Central Railway (NCR) is all set to redevelop its three most important stations-Allahabad, Mathura and Jhansi to a whole new level. As per a recent communique received from the Railway Board, 70 stations across Indian Railways have been identified for redevelopment. These 70 stations are apart from the 600 stations that have to be redeveloped by the IRSDC (Indian Railway Station Development Corporation) and will be developed by the Zonal Railways in whose jurisdiction they are located. Out of the 70 stations so identified to be developed by Zonal Railways, Allahabad, Mathura and Jhansi are to be taken to a new level by NCR.There are as many as 20 parameters across which the redevelopment will be done, which are as follows:
1)Improvement in the façade of the station building
2)Improvement to circulating area duly streamlining the traffic flow
3)Improvement in the platform surface with granite (flame burnt) and vacuum dewatered concrete
4)Washable apron to improve sanitation wherever needed
5)Systematic collection and removal of garbage
6)Improvement to existing waiting halls, waiting rooms, Retiring rooms, toilets etc along with provision of modular water kiosks and water ATMs. Availability of potable water at all times along the platform length to be ensured.
7)Paid executive lounge with refreshments at NSG1/NSG2 stations
8)Improvement to SS/SM/DySS rooms
9)Improvement to booking areas and entry concourses
10)Provision of widening of FOBs, including provision of lifts and escalators
11)Provision of stainless steel benches
12)Provision of modular catering kiosks
13)Provision of boundary walls/fences where necessary to prevent trespassing and provide access control
14)LED lighting to brighten up all areas
15)Provision of tactile tiles, standard modular signages etc. for Divyangjan
16)Charging points for mobile phones
17)Station map, suitably located and indicating the available facilities (platform wise) at NSG1 and NSG2 stations.
18)Information about wheel chair also to be provided.
19)Few stations to have their own jingle, which can be played between public announcements
20)Any other item considered necessary by DRM/GM
Speaking on the subject, GM/NCR Shri M.C.Chauhan said that the upgradation of stations has to be taken up an “immediate measure”. “The works on the identified stations are to be completed by December 2018 and the emphasis will be on having a visible change in the station without unnecessary construction all over” he added.In order to affect such change, the DRMs will appoint architectural consultant for preparation of overall architectural plan. Feedback/ideas will also be taken from local stakeholders. Special teams of officers from the Railway Board will associate with the DRMs in order to support them in this endeavour. on an average, an expenditure of 15 to 20 crore per station will be incurred to bring about the proposed improvements at the identified stations.