Varanasi: General Manager of the Northern Railways AK Puthia today said the Indian Railways was mulling to further increase its revenue by renting its spaces for advertisements.
“In order to increase revenue, the Indian Railways is mulling to rent empty space on train coaches, wagons, buildings and platforms for advertisement. The advertisements will be collected through government and private agencies,” he said after inspecting the Varanasi Cantt Railway Station.
The railways would also put up posters of missing people, especially children, and a concerned helpline number will be on display at stations in public interest, he said.
While conducting the railway station’s inspection, Puthia, instructed officials to ensure cleanliness of platforms and waiting rooms.
“The Varanasi Cantt Railway station will be further developed and modernised. Facilities available at an airport will also be provided at this railway station,” he assured.
Work for doubling railway tracks on various routes including Bhadohi, Lambhua and others will be completed by 2017-end, he added.