BHUBANESWAR, OCT 3, 2021
Bhubaneswar Station is going to be developed into a World Class Station. Redevelopment plan for Bhubaneswar Station has already been done, said Railway Board Chairman & Chief Executive Officer Suneet Sharma, while reviewing the ongoing projects here today.
Talking to media persons, Sharma said, “Railway is coordinating with BDA and a joint plan is being workout. He also informed that Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) will work out the Railway portion of the developmental work and rest of the work will be done by BDA. Action is being taken to complete this work at the earliest. One Platform and two additional lines will be added in this project.”
Besides the development of Bhubaneswar Station, Bhubaneswar New Railway Station is being developed as a satellite Terminal Station of Bhubaneswar main Station.
All the ongoing Railway projects of Odisha have national importance. Railways have given all input for the projects. Railway is getting support from the Odisha Government for land acquisition for projects, said Sharma.
During his visit to Bhubaneswar today, the Railway Board Chairman inspected Bhubaneswar Railway Station and reviewed the ongoing projects of this region.
During the inspection of Bhubaneswar Railway Station, Sharma stressed on the need and significance of facilities provided to the passengers. During an interaction with the media, Sharma said that a number of facilities have been developed and under the process of development. The primary focus is on development of circulating areas, concourse, platform lightings, waiting rooms, toilets, recently added elevators that are much needed for the comfort of passengers.
He also interacted with some of the passengers who were waiting for trains in the waiting hall.
Later, Sharma reviewed the ongoing Railway projects of East Coast Railway with East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhushan, all the Principal Heads of Departments, senior officials, and Divisional Railway Managers at Rail Sadan, here.
Sharma congratulated the East Coast Railway for its consistency in the field of loading and maintaining top position amongst all loading zones of Indian Railways.
Stating that safety is paramount in Railways, the Sharma said, “Special focus is being given for safety in train operation as this is our priority.”
To improve the quality of service both in loading and in passenger segment, Sharma said that, special attention should be given for monitoring and counselling of crew, focusing on safety, reducing terminal detention, increasing the line capacity by means of Intermediate Block Signalling and Automatic Block Signalling System.
During the review meeting, he praised ECoR for improved project monitoring system. He encouraged everyone to take care of their staffs and stressed on human productivity.
ECoR General Manager Bhushan, Khurda Road Division Divisional Railway Manager Rinkesh Roy along with all Principal Heads of Department of ECoR participated in the review meeting. Divisional Railway Manager of Waltair and Sambalpur participated through videoconference.