Birur Rly Station lacks drinking water, toilets

Birur Rly Station lacks drinking water, toilets

Even after recent renovations, the decades old Birur Railway Station is causing inconvenience to travelling public. The railway station lacks drinking water and toilet facility, which is much essential for the passengers.

The passengers are forced to walk around the platform in search of drinking water facility. The railway station prior to its renovation had a drinking water unit, which was sidelined during the renovation. While passengers with reserved train tickets can avail toilet facility in the rest room, general passengers are not allowed inside the rest room. 

Birur Junction is one of the important stations, that connects several trains chugging across the country. Yet, the station lacks a ticket reservation counter, putting the general public in trouble.

A make-shift counter is opened only for one hour in a day for the reservation of tickets. Despite the demand from general public, to open a permanent counter, the railway department has not paid heed to their demand. 

The bridge that has been constructed to connect different platforms, poses a Hurculean task to elderly passengers. It requires at least 10 to 20 minutes for senior citizens to climb the bridge that appears like a hillock.

The station also lacks parking arrangement. While a signboard warns of action against those who park vehicles in unauthorised places in the station limits, passengers have to literally struggle to find an authorised parking space.

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