Jun 17, 2012

Order to raise platform height

Mumbai: Railway board chairman Vinay Mittal has directed both the Central and Western Railway to increase the height of platforms after members of Parliament complained that the vast gap from the footboard is dangerous for the safety of commuters. 
    Ideally, the height of the platform should be between 760 mm to 840 mm from the level of the tracks. The gaps have increased due to increase in the level of the tracks to prevent water logging as the height of the roads adjacent to the railways have also gone up due to work carried out by the BMC. 
    Kalyan MP Anand Para
njpe, Thane MP Sanjeev Naik and the lone representative from Mumbai Eknath Gaikwad attended the meeting with Mittal. On Paranjpe and Naik’s demand to run 15-car trains from Thane and Kalyan, Mittal assured that efforts are underway to start this service by the end of September. 
    Gaikwad demanded that CR should implement “Sukhi Gruha Yojana” for rehabiltaiton of slum-dwellers on railway land. 
    Paranjpe asked the railways to expedite the Thane world class station project and upgrade Kalyan station to a terminus, while Naik said CR should ensure faster completion of the Seawood-Belapur railway line.



SOURCE - TIMES OF INDIA

 

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