The South Central Railway (SCR) has come up with new initiative for Krishna Pushkaralu by launching an exclusive web link on SCR website (www.scr.indianrailways.gov.in)
This link follows the list of train services and timetable for Krishna Pushkaralu. Several posters have been made with information about the station-wise arrangements, facilities for the passenger & amenities, timetable brief, stoppages brief and details of all special trains and temporary stoppage of Vijayawada area.
Ravindra Gupta, general manager, SCR stated that “13 Railway Stations on the zone are expected to see a influx of pilgrim traffic and all necessary arrangements have been put in place at these stations. An exclusive round-the-clock control office for river festival has been set up at Vijayawada Railway station, headed by Senior Commercial & Security Officials, which will monitor and take spot measures to handle any rail-related needs.”
He said “additionally, 2,000 additional railway personnel have been deputed for temporary duty during Pushkaralu which includes 1,250 Railway Protection Force (RPF) and 450 commercial staff. In addition, 600 contract staff has been deployed to handle cleanliness work.”
He added “SCR will run 626 special trains, which include 146 reserved and 480 unreserved trains between various destinations to cater to the requirements of pilgrim traffic. In addition, temporary stoppages have been provided for 93 trains at nine identified stations and 2,000 additional coaches are being attached by various regular trains during the 12-day Pushkaralu, added Ravindra Gupta Several temporary and permanent passenger amenity works have been undertaken at a cost of Rs.35 crore. “
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BY M. DIVYA SRI