9 new platforms for Jammu Rly Stn

Excelsior Correspondent
Jammu, Nov 12: Northern Railways General Manager on his maiden visit here today said nine more platforms will be constructed at Jammu Tawi Railway Station.
“New platforms will be constructed at Jammu Tawi Railway Station to de-congest rush of visitors,” Vishbesh Chaubey, GM Northern Railways said here.
It was his first visit to Jammu Tawi Railway Station after taking over the charge.
Chaubey said nine new platforms and new entry gate will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 180 crore.
“The work will start soon on construction of platforms and it will begin on PPP mode,” said the GM.
He however, also advocated for updating of time table of arrival and departure of trains.
Chaubey said that washing lines will be increased at the Railway Station to avoid rush of trains at the washing yard.
“New Washing Yard will be set up at Railway Station, Bari Brahmana as rails during foggy weather conditions arrive late and go to washing yard for cleaning following which departure delays,” said the Railway officer.
Presently there are three washing lines and five more will be raised so that delay in departure of trains due to trains standing at the washing yard, can be prevented, he added.
He also hinted at shifting of Indian Oil Depot from outside the railway station asserting that talks with the state government authorities are in the pipeline.
He further said, “after taking over, I couldn’t visit the Katra-Banihal site so far but ensure that the work on this rail project will be expedited.” He termed it a challenging task.
Meanwhile, a union of Railway employees also meet him and submitted a memorandum seeking better facilities at the Jammu Tawi Railway Station, hygienic conditions at staff colony besides other demands.


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