New counters at Cantt station

Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa buys a train ticket at the remodelled station building at the Cantonment railway station in Bangalore on Sunday.  dh Photo

The South Western Railways opened the remodelled station building at the station on Sunday.

The building will house five booking counters with LCD reservation charting. Of the five counters, one will be reserved exclusively for the physically handicapped.

Inaugurating the building, Union Minister of State for Railways, K H Muniyappa, said the Railways had spent Rs 40 lakh for the renovation. He also promised that new platforms would be developed soon. “Several improvements like entry to the platform number one from the parking area, provision of new food plaza, improvement of sign boards, replacement of information displaying system with the latest technology and mechanised cleaning of platforms will be taken up.”

The minister also inaugurated a facilitation centre and retiring rooms at the Yeshwanthpur Railway Station. The Railways has also improved the concourse at the new entry to the Golden Chariot waiting hall. Muniyappa also said that additional foot overbridges and shelters would be built by next year.

On the upcoming world class station at Byappanahalli, Muniyappa said the state government was co-operating with his ministry to hasten the land acquisition process.
“The station is expected to come on 50 acres of land. Once it does, it will be the largest such station in the country,” he added.

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