Mangalore: Second foot overbridge for Railway station sanctioned

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Mangalore, 29 July 2010: A second Foot Over Bridge , new booking office and improvement in circulating area were sanctioned for Mangalore Central Station, in the 142nd meeting of Divisional Railway Users’ Consultative Committee of Palakkad Division(DRUCC), held at Railway Divisional Office on Wednesday, July 28. A proposal to provide passenger lifts at Mangalore was also put forth in the meeting. Besides, it was decided that the Integrated security system would be initiated at Mangalore Central by spending Rs.3.49 crores.


21 members comprising of representatives from State Govts. of Kerala , Tamil Nadu and Karnataka,  Nominees by MPs, Chamber of Commerce,  Merchants Association, Railway Passenger Associations, Consumer Protection Council, attended the meeting   S.K.Raina, Divisional Railway Manger, who is also chairman of the  DRUCC, presided over the meeting.



In his presidential address, Raina explained various developmental works undertaken by the division. He informed that during the year 2009 – 10, Rs 17.28 crores were spent by the division for improving passenger amenity at various stations. In this financial year, works worth Rs 4 crores has already completed and more work is in progress. 


He said that the Division has set up 37 computerized reservation centres including 15 integrated passenger reservation systems/ unreserved ticketing systems and 51 unreserved ticketing counters.  In order to reduce peak time rush at counters, 16 Jan Sadharan Ticket Booking Sevaks are already functioning, he said. He also revealed that the Division has 6 food plazas  at Mangalore Central, Kannur, Kozhikode, Tirur, Shoranur and Palakkad Junction.


Palakkad – Pollachi gauge conversion work is expected to complete by 2011 and on completion of doubling work between Shoranur and Mangalore, electrification of the section would begin and  Rs. 320 crores has been sanctioned for this work. K.P.Damodaran, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager and Secretary, DRUCC, welcomed.  S. Subramanian, Senior Divisional Operations Manager, proposed the vote of thanks.



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