THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A meeting on the world-class station initiative was held at Railway Divisional Office, Thycaud the other day. The proposals discussed in the meeting included sky walk facility from KSRTC station to Railway station, escalators and lifts at the station, horticulture and tree-planting on station premises.
New pest control guidelines, multifunctional complex, Wi-Fi enabling and integrated security surveillance system were the other proposals discussed in the meet. These initiatives, proposed to be implemented jointly with the Department of Tourism, are worth over Rs 10 crore.
Recent improvements made to the Thiruvananthapuram Central station include extra booking counter, enquiry counter on platform side, intensive cleaning initiative, revised and better rodent control system, elimination of operating bottlenecks, augmentation of trains with additional coaches, intensive cleaning of coaches, queue management system in reservation office etc.
Rajesh Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, Thiruvananthapuram, presented the initiatives taken by Thiruvananthapuram division and proposals with regard to conversion of Thiruvananthapuram Central railway station into a world-class station.
Manoj Joshi, Secretary, PWD; R K Singh, Secretary, LSGD and A Siva Kumar, executive engineer, Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, attended the meeting.