Lucknow: Due to the spiritual and cultural importance of Ayodhya and Ayodhya Cantt stations, which are very important stations of Northern Railway, Lucknow Division, a large number of passengers, devotees and tourists travel to Ayodhya every day at these stations.
In order to provide high-quality passenger facilities to these passengers and keeping in view the easy, protected and safe journey of the passengers, many development works and major rail projects are currently in progress at these stations.
To take stock of all the development works, Divisional Railway Manager, Suresh Kumar Sapra along with other officers of the division arrived at Ayodhya and Ayodhya Cantt stations. As part of today’s inspection programme, the Divisional Railway Manager made a thorough observation of Ayodhya and Ayodhya Cantt station and premises.
Inspected the proposed electronic interlocking building under the development of Ayodhya station. He also inspected the sites for allotment of Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police offices in the new station building at Ayodhya station and interacted with the media persons present at Ayodhya station.
Apart from this, he discussed in detail with the officials of RITES, the executive body engaged in the construction work of Ayodhya station, regarding the construction of Phase 2 to be held at the second entrance of Ayodhya railway station.
It is notable that Ayodhya station has been included under the Amrit Bharat station scheme, under which more passenger facilities will be increased. Passed necessary instructions to the concerned regarding expansion of passenger facilities.
RITES has been given the task of making DPR of Ayodhya Cantt under station re-development, along with RITES officials, carried out field inspection of the entire area to give shape to the plans. He inspected the Goods Shed, Coaching Depot and Washing Line site under construction at Ayodhya Cantt Station.
The Divisional Railway Manager spoke of completing all these works with high quality in the stipulated time and laid special emphasis on the commitment of timely and safe rail operations. In today’s inspection programme, Chief Project Manager (Gatishakti), Virendra Singh Yadav, along with other officers and employees of the division were present.