PATNA: A team of officials, led by DRM R K Jha, carried out an intensive inspection of railway stations from Baruna near Buxar to Islampur under Danapur Division of the East Central Railway (ECR) on Wednesday. As per the directives of the new CRB Ashwani Lohani, the officials concerned to crucial categories have to ensure utmost importance to safety in train operations to ensure safety of passengers at any cost and to improve passenger amenities.
According to DRM R K Jha, the Danapur Division has initiated several steps to improve passenger amenities at big and small railway stations. “Since Barh station experiences huge traffic flow, the platforms have been widened so that passengers have enough space to sit while waiting for trains. Mail and express trains with a load combination of 24 coaches have also been stabled on the platforms,” Jha said, adding the railways had introduced announcing system facilities at Kasichak, Sirari and Wazirganj stations on the Kiul-Gaya route of the Division.
While additional sheds have been made on the railway platforms at Hathida, Rampur Dumra, Darauli and Gahmarh, concrete surface has been built on platforms at Mahavir Halt, Jatdumri Halt and Neema Halt on the Patna-Gaya section.
“RPF and RPSF personnel have been directed to keep a close tab on the activities of miscreants on running trains and railway premises. Important stations, including the Patna Junction, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Pataliputra Junction and Danapur station, have been brought under round-the-clock security surveillance to ensure safety of the passengers,” Jha told.
Railway officials will continue the inspection of important sections under Danapur division on Thursday.