AM (Commercial), Railway Board inspects Amritsar Railway Station, suggests improvements

AMRITSAR: Rajiv Dutt Sharma, Additional Member, Commercial, Railway Board, carried out an inspection at the Amritsar Railway Station and suggested steps to improve the efficiency of various public oriented services here today.

Accompanied by senior officials of the Ferozepur division in which the railway station of holy city falls, he visited various sections. Sharma said the Amritsar railway station is acknowledged as the most significant station of the Ferozepur division.

He said factors and measures to improve the productivity of employees, of course increasing the passenger amenities and their safety were also suggested. He stressed on making the journey for passengers safe and comfortable.

He suggested measures to improve amenities in reservation waiting hall and suggested installation of laser printer for printing 1,200 tickets.

After visiting the reservation block, he favoured introduction of token system and handle printer to catch agents. He said handle printers were already installed at railway stations of Pune and Ahmedabad. “The new technology turns light green to red to specify the person repeatedly coming to book tickets. The closed food plaza at the railway station falls under the IRCTC. I will speak to the officials concerned to resume its working,” he added.

The Ferozepur Division is one of the oldest divisions of the Indian Railways, with a route of 1,550 km, including 164 km of narrow gauge and 235 stations. Its jurisdictions stretches across Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and a part of Himachal Pradesh.