Vijayawada, July 12 (INN): South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Ravindra Gupta visited various railway stations in and around Vijayawada and reviewed ongoing Krishna Pushkaram works on Tuesday. He was accompanied with Vijayawada Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar and other officials.
Commencing his inspection, with a visit to Madhuranagar Railway station, the General Manager went around the station premises to have a firsthand look of the ongoing civil works and sought details on the nature and the schedule of the works. He stressed that all the works shall be completed well within the deadline, keeping the fast approaching Krishna Pushkaram dates in view. He checked the platform widening works and advised the Engineering officials to ensure that strengthening of the extended platform length should be ensured to the optimal best. Later, Ravindra Gupta travelled to Gunadala, to oversee the ongoing road approach works to the Railway station. He was also briefed by the DRM on all the infrastructure developmental works nearing completion at Gunadala.
The General Manager then proceeded to Rayanapadu Railway Station, which is also expected to see a significant increase in footfalls during Krishna Pushkaram period and inspected the station. After overseeing the ongoing works, which are nearing completion at a fast pace, he held discussions with the DRM and other officials on the expected traffic trends here. Basing on their feedback, the General Manager advised that additional booking counters be planned during the Krishna Pushkaram period on a need based extent, so as to ensure that rail users are not put to any inconvenience.
He also suggested that the Platform lengths at Rayanapadu may suitably be extended to accommodate longer trains. The inspection visit ended at Krishna canal Junction station, where the General Manager was briefed on all the passenger facilities and amenities expected to be in place for Krishna Pushkaram. (INN)