सील्डा Sealdah (SDAH): R K Gupta, general manager (GM), Eastern Railway made a surprise visit to Sealdah station, this afternoon and inspected the station facilities and passenger amenities.
Gupta inspected the various facilities arranged for the pilgrims of Gangasagar Mela, viz. functioning of “May I Help” counters, booking counters, announcements for the guidance of the Gangasagar pilgrims etc. He also reviewed the punctuality of the additional EMU locals for the Mela purpose. He advised the Divisional Officials to make arrangements for proper guidance to the pilgrims for boarding the trains.
The GM took reports on crowd management/security arrangements made during the Gangasagar Mela. For the convenience of the pilgrims, Eastern Railway has opened sufficient number of counters this year at Sealdah, Kakdwip, Namkhana stations round the clock. Moreover, volunteers of Civil Defense, Scout & Guide of Eastern Railway and St. John Ambulance Brigade were deployed at those stations in addition to RPF and GRP. Special medical units are functioning at Kakdwip and Namkhana railway stations.