BANGALORE: Union Minister of State for Railways K H Muniyappa inaugurated the new facilities at the City and Yeshwantpur Railway Stations on Friday.
At the City Railway Station, five new Deluxe AC retiring rooms with modern facilities like LCD TV, cushioned beds and modern toilets, are available.
A new coupon system at the passenger reservation counter was also launched. Passengers, including Tatkal travellers, will be given coupons and the tickets will be reserved accordingly.
This will save time as they do not have to stand in long queues for hours, the officials said.
A new exit, a vast parking area, a new concourse, five new booking counters and a shelter on Platform 1 were also inaugurated on the market side of Yeshwantpur station.
Although it is congested outside the market area, the boundary wall of the station at the approach side has been opened at one end and the roads are laid inside the boundary wall for smooth movement of the traffic. New exit has been provided for the vehicles to go out.
‘State Not Neglected in Budget’
Speaking on the occasion, Muniyappa said Karnataka has not been neglected in the current Railway Budget. He called for people to make use of the facilities extended by Railways. Divisional Railway Manager S Mani, Executive Director for Public Grievances of the Railway Board, New Delhi, N C Goyal and others were present on the occasion.