Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik takes stock of Rail development works on Firozpur Division

Malik also takes stock of Railway Station’s development. Rs.145 Crore project begins; Chheharta station’s facelift too underway

AMRITSAR: Senior railway officials of the Ferozepur Division, headed by Divisional Railway Manager Vivek Kumar, held a meeting with Rajya Sabha MP Shwait Malik here on 19th Aug. Malik is the member of the Railway Board to review the status of various development projects for the Amritsar railway station.

Heads of almost all railway departments from the Ferozepur Division were present at the meeting. Malik said the development of the railway station with an investment of Rs 145 crore had commenced with the beginning of civil work for platform number six and seven.

He said tenders for granite flooring on platform number one and kota flooring on remaining platforms would be floated soon.

He said work to instal four lifts was going on and another escalator at the gate towards Gol Bagh would commence once the civil work for stairs completes.Officials said 200 fans and fancy LED lights would be installed. The air conditioned lounge at the parcel room, seven new AC retiring rooms and 26-bed dormitory would be raised at the station and high mast lights would also be installed at the parking lot.

A large sized LED screen, next to the enquiry window, would be installed to display the status of trains. A laundry to wash linen would also be set up at the railway station.With a view to decongest the Amritsar railway station, the Chheharta railway station is being developed with an investment of Rs 61.22 crore. Malik said the project would be finished next year.

Once, the Chheharta railway station becomes operational, all trains would go there for washing as the washing line is near completion.