TIRUPATI: A.K.Mital, Chairman, Railway Board, New Delhi inspected development works in progress at Tirupati Railway Station South side entry today i.e., 14th July, 2017. He reviewed the plans and progress of works initiated by the Railways. He indicated that priority should be accorded for the convenience of pilgrims in providing the best possible Passenger amenities and facilities. He was accompanied by Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway, Vijay Pratap Singh, Divisional Railway Manager and other Officials of Guntakal Division.
CRB undertook a detailed inspection of Tirupati Railway Station, covering the entire south side station premises and reviewed plans for the expansion of the station to reduce the congestion of the Tirupati station. During the inspection the CRB interacted with Media and informed that development of Tirupati Railway Station will be completed with all passenger amenities within stipulated period. During the course of the inspection, the General Manager appraised the Chairman, Railway Board on the developmental plans of Tirupati Railway Station including development of west side. The CRB stressed upon the long term perspective for the development programs with anticipation of growth in pilgrim traffic at Tirupati.
A separate entry from south side of Tirupati railway station has been sanctioned for development at a cost of Rs.77.29 crs. The facilities to be provided as a part of the works are Passenger platform with full length cover over platform(535 Mtrs), New Station Building with facilities like Booking office, Concourse, General Waiting Hall, VIP lounge, AC and Non AC Waiting Halls, Retiring Rooms etc, Extension of two Foot Over Bridges to new Platform, two Lifts, two Escalators, Entries from Rayalacheruvu Road and from DR Mahal Road.
Sub-Divisional Hospital inaugurated:
Later, A.K.Mital inaugurated Sub-Divisional Hospital at Carriage Repair Shop(CRS), Tirupati. The New Hospital will cater to the emergency medical needs of the CRS, Tirupati and Guntakal Division employees and their families. This hospital includes the facilities like Emergency ward, Intensive Cardiac Care Unit, Male and Female wards, X-Ray, Ultra Sound and Lab facilities etc. The hospital will serve the medical needs of around 34,000 including staff and their family members. K.H.K.Dora, Chief Medical Director, South Central Railway also participated.