The South Central Railway’s gross earnings for the period between April and November this financial year stood at Rs 6,744 crore, which is 7 per cent more than last year’s during the same period.
Speaking at a press conference here on Monday, general manager PK Srivastava said they prepared an action plan to eliminate all UMLCs by 2016.
The SCR has installed 431 CCTV surveillance cameras at 31 major stations and deployed 287 RPF personnel in 100 trains and 302 GRP personnel in 218 trains. Besides, Home Guards have been deployed in MMTS trains in Hyderabad to provide security to women passengers, and a 24x7 security helpline has been started.
The SCR plans to instal 32 more escalators at 19 stations and 30 lifts at 16 stations.
As part of green initiative the SCR has fitted 194 bio-toilets in five trains _ Hussainsagar, Bangalore, Machilipatnam, Manuguru and Padmavathi Expresses _ and will instal 254 more in 64 coaches soon.
SCR plans to set up Passenger Care Centres at all major stations. The centres would provide all services under one roof, Srivastava said.
The 39-km-long new line between Khanapur and Humnabad will be inaugurated by the railway minister on December 29. A 59-km-long new line between Raichur and Gadwal was commissioned in October. Electrification of the Renigunta-Guntakal(310 km) and Lingampalli-Wadi (161 km) sections has been completed.
In the wake of a 6-year-old girl’s murder at the Secunderabad railway station, the SCR plans to allow only passengers into railway stations, and start a mobile phone service for information on on suburban train timings.