Water sump construction limps at railway station

Water sump construction limps at railway station

Water problem has become acute at the local railway station and the construction work of a water sump work started sometime ago in front of the station to solve the problem, does not seem to be completed in the near future. 

Passengers said the work seems to be going on and on, and nobody knows when it will be completed. Two huge plastic tanks have been installed in the sump.The railway officials are not providing information on their aims and objectives, they charged.

They said the ground has been dug right in front of the railway station and plastic tanks have been installed and the pit has been left open for many days, they added and questioned why plastic tanks are being used.

The members of the Rail Passengers’ Association said they have filed application to the Railway Department seeking information on the work.

They said the department started the work after they made several representations seeking steps to solve the water crisis.

But the work has been stopped now. Association secretary Syed Muhammad questioned, “Generally, four cement walls are constructed to store water in the sump. But here, two huge plastic tanks have been installed. Why the capacity of the sump is being limited to just 2,000 litres when more water can be stored here? And the work has been stopped midway. We don’t know why.”

He said the railway officials could have collected public opinion in this regard.
The railway officials do not seem to have calculated the quantity of water which will be stored in the sump, he remarked.

He said, “When huge civil works are undertaken, they should be beneficial to people. It should not cause inconvenience to them.

The park in front of the railway station has been dug up for the purpose and a huge heap of mud lies just next to that.”

Separate counter wanted
The passengers complained that the movement of trains is more on Kolar-Chikkaballapur-Bengaluru route.

They said the railway station has only one counter though the more number of people travelling in trains nowadays. Tatkal and reservation tickets are also issued in this counter, they added.

A passenger said it is very difficult to stand in long queues and buy tickets in this lone counter. The passengers said the railway officials should open a separate counter to issue reservation and Tatkal tickets.Then, the staffers also do not have face pressure, they added. They said many passengers travel free of cost as they do not get tickets. People travel without tickets when electricity supply is cut in the railway station.The railway officials should also look at this point, they stated.  

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