North Central Railway
No. PR/NCR/09/2018Press ReleaseDate:12.09.2018
Shri Ratan Lal General Manager inspected Allahabad Jn.
Shri Ratan Lal, General Manager, North Central Railway along with team of Prinicipal Head of Departments inspected Allahabad Jn on 12.09.2018 to review the progress of ongoing infrastructural worksas part of preparations for ensuing Kumbh Mela 2019. He instructed to complete all the passenger facilities related works in time and suggested necessary improvements during inspection.
Initially after reaching the station, he was briefed about the ongoing works using a map of Allahabad Jn having minute details of the ongoing works and available facilities. There after he inspected platform -1and saw the construction site of under construction new FOB connecting Platform -1 to Platform-2/3, 4/6 and 11 and suggested to augment additional resources as per requirement so that the work is completed at the earliest and he also suggested to prepare a day by day program and emphasized on the need for its daily review. He also reviewed the movement plan of station during Mela Period and suggested the measures for crowd management. He also suggested that it should be ensured that there is no crowding of passengers on platforms during the Mela period. He also inspected Platform No-2/3 and saw th ongoing work of skywalk connecting two foot over bridges. He saw the progress of construction of Platform no 11 and instructed to speed up the work so that it is completed in stipulated time frame.
General Manager also inspected the enclosures which are being constructed on city side of station for accommodating direction wise passengers so that to avoid any confusion or inconvenience to them. All the 4 enclosures will have unreserved ticket counters, enquiry counters, train timing display boards, public address system, catering stall and toilets. DRM, Allahabad informed the General Manager that additional CCTV cameras are being installed at Allahabad Jn to enhance security and additional commercial, RPF and GRP staff will be deployed during Mela period to facilitate pilgrims. He was also informed that additional special trains will be run and temporary additional stoppages will be provided to regular trains during the period