Allahabad (ALD): The new General Manager of North Central Railway Pradeep Kumar carried out an inspection at Allahabad railway junction and Megh Mela campus on Saturday to review the preparations made by the railways ahead of the Mela.
Kumar was first apprised of the arrangements through charts and models. Divisional Railway Manager VK Tripathi and Additional Divisional Railway Manager AK Mishra gave information regarding the various routes leading from the Mela area to Allahabad junction and plans to regulate movement of passengers in the station area.
The GM inspected the driver lobby and enquired about the duty roster of drivers, crew management system and available facilities. After that, he inspected the passenger room located on the city side of the Allahabad junction and also additional ticket counters. Kumar also gathered information regarding emergency preparations at the junction. He instructed the officers to make adequate medical arrangements at the Allahabad junction during the entire mela period. He also visited the passenger waiting rooms and parcel office. He subsequently inspected the bedrolls which are being provided to passengers and instructed the officers to maintain quality and hygiene.The GM said that each and every point of the station is important and therefore, for the facility of the passenger, each part should be used properly. He laid emphasis on maintaining cleanliness on the station premises, and adequate seating arrangements. The linen used in waiting rooms should be clean, he said.While inspecting the Civil Lines side of station, Kumar visited the multifunctional complex, proposed VIP lounge, parking and other passenger amenities.At the Mela area, senior divisional commercial manager Anu Mani Tripathi told the GM about the ticket counters and information boards that have been set up. Kumar also visited the exhibition which will be opened for general public during the Mela period.
Chief commercial manager Vijayi Ram, Divisional Railway Manager of Allahabad division VK Tripathi, Additional Divisional Railway Manager AK Mishra, Chief Public Relations Officer Naveen Babu, Secretary to GM AK Dwivedi, officers of the Allahabad Division and Headquarters were present during the inspection.