Kolkata (KOAA): Union Minister of State for Railways Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury held a review meeting with General Manager of Eastern and South Eastern Railway G C Agarwal and other senior officials of Eastern Railway at the SER Headquarters, Garden Reach this morning. Mr Chowdhury while addressing the meeting held a detailed review of the ongoing works of Howrah and Sealdah Divisions of Eastern Railway.
He laid emphasis on the passenger amenities works like cleanliness of the stations, improvement in the condition of toilets at stations, provision of waiting halls for passengers, adequate lighting in the stations and the circulating areas, security measures for the passengers and the railway staff at stations especially at night .
He also mentioned the need for improvement in the approach road to stations. Mr Chowdhury made a special mention of keeping in mind the local conditions and history while designing the stations and Railway Buildings. He mentioned that there should be a historical and architectural perspective during designing of the station buildings which should reflect the heritage, culture and history of the place. He also enquired about the sale of tickets and the number of passengers in various stations of South Eastern Railway. Member of Heritage and Cultural Committee Dr Atasi was also present in the meeting. She laid stress on the maintenance and upkeep of the heritage structures in the Railways and the need to have a heritage museum in selected stations.
She made special mention of the heritage hall to be constructed at Behrampore station and the Gitanjali Museum at Bolpur. She and Executive Director of Heritage also suggested that the Gitanjali Museum may be brought under the Bolpur Municipality for its maintenance and upkeep.