Basic amenities absent at Varanasi Cantonment Station

VARANASI: The Cantonment Railway Station, which is in the list of class ‘A’ category of North Eastern Railway due to being one of the busiest stations in country and also generating revenue for railways, lacks basic facilities.

Over 100 trains, including mail, express and passenger, pass through the station. A load of estimated 80,000 passengers, which extend to over 1 lakh during vacations and festive seasons, is witnessed here daily. The station having nine platforms hardly remains free from overcrowding as there is arrival or departure of trains every 15 minutes from different platforms. However, a stroll here reveals that the passengers are not treated efficiently.