New ticket complex at railway station soon

CHANDIGARH: Railway passengers, standing in long queues at the city station will soon be a thing of the past. For, the station will soon boast of a new ticket complex comprising seven counters.

Of the seven counters, six will be for unreserved ticketing system (UTS), catering to the open seats. And one will be for passenger reserve system (PRS) wherein tickets will be given for unoccupied reserved seats. The complex will be spacious and equipped with seating arrangements. Each counter will have separate queues for men and women.

The Divisional Railway Manager, Ambala Mr. P.K.Sanghi, said, “The complex is scheduled to come up in September near the parking for special persons. The existing counters will be closed after it starts functioning.”

Station Superintendent of Chandigarh railway station Parveen Kumar said, “It will be constructed in such a way that tickets can be bought before the entrance. The existing building will be expanded for it.”

At present, there are four ticket counters at the station.

The complex will come up as a part of the Ambala railway division’s Rs 15 crore to 20 crore upgrade plan for the city station. The proposal also aims at equipping the station with escalators, spacious waiting halls, a multi-functional complex and wide parking lots, among others.