Railway Minister inaugurates three new facilities at Bengaluru City Railway Station

Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurating Station Navigation System at City Railway Station on Saturday in Bangalore. The minister also released a passenger feedback form, which will enable railways to get suggestions from passengers for the improvement of facilities at railway stations. P C Mohan, MP from Bengaluru Central and other railway officials were present on the occasion
Union Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu inaugurating Station Navigation System at City Railway Station on Saturday in Bangalore. The minister also released a passenger feedback form, which will enable railways to get suggestions from passengers for the improvement of facilities at railway stations. P C Mohan, MP from Bengaluru Central and other railway officials were present on the occasion

Bangalore (SBC): Passengers can look forward to three new facilities at Bengaluru City Railway Station.

On Saturday, a station navigation system (which displays the route from one station to another), a stairlift for senior citizens and the differently-abled, and a water vending machine were inaugurated at the station.

The Rs. 2.5 lakh-stairlift, provided free of cost to passengers, is a chair-like device to lift people up and down the stairs. At present, however, the stairlift on Platform 1 at the city station reaches short of the landing.

Passengers will be able to buy drinking water from the Rs. 3 lakh-vending machine for Re. 1 per a glass. The South Western Railway has given 10 such machines.

Speaking to presspersons, A.K. Manocha, Managing Director, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), said 7,500 such machines will be installed at railway stations across India.

A tender has been floated for installing 125 machines for 10 stations belonging to A1, A, B and C categories. By July, 20 stations will get water machines, which are installed if the Divisional Railway Manager provides space, water, electricity, and power.

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