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Indian railways have been improving their system from a quite long period. Now, under the Northeast Frontier Railway 11 railway stations will be upgraded to airport-like standard very soon. An official reported that the 11 station includes 5 in Assam. And this railways station upgradation is a part of the Indian Railways Rs 1 crore station redevelopment programme.
PJ Sharma, Chief Public Relations Officer of NFR told that the selected station for under the redevelopment programme is Guwahati, Kamakhya, Lumding, New Tinsukia and Dibrugarh, Karihar, Purnea, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Dimapur, and Agartala.
It is being reported that the Railway System has already prepared a blueprint for around 204 stations for upgradation. The Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has also directed the Railways to improve the standards of some railway stations and upgrade them up to the standards of the airport.
A report suggests that the illustration of Lux levels will be upgraded to 160 in the concourse area, 115 in circulating area, 150 in waiting hall, 100 in open platform areas, 200 in covered platform areas, 150 in enquiry enquiry-cum-reservation office counter, 150 in foot overbridge/ sub-way areas, escalators, near lifts and stairs, besides 50 in outdoor parking areas. Sharma further said that this upgrade will reduce energy consumption to a great extent.
Recently, the New Delhi Railway station was reorganized with the ultra-modern facilities to ensure that passengers are provided with an airport like facilities at the railway station. For now, the Indian Railways is upgrading the railway stations in order to give an airport like facilities to all the passengers.
The Railways are also planning to upgrade the security checks at the space. The planning is also to commence airport-like security at stations and the stations will be sealed for 20 minutes prior to scheduled train departure. Piyush Goyal also asked the railway stations to give free WiFi facility at around 2000 stations soon.
Meanwhile, there are some railway stations that have been renovated with a modern public toilet, 5 -star lounge, lifts, escalators, water vending machines, and other major facilities.