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Railway Board Chairman visits NFR facilities in city

By Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Feb 24 - Chairman of Railway Board, the apex decision-making body of Indian Railways, Vinod Kumar Yadav arrived at the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters here today on a daylong visit.

Yadav went for a review inspection of the Guwahati Railway Station. He took stock of the recently carried out and ongoing developmental works at the station for upgrading passenger amenities and reviewed the performance of the Lumding Division under whose jurisdiction the Guwahati Railway Station falls.

Yadav also inspected the waiting halls for passengers, the concourse area at the station and the recently introduced Quick Watering System for passenger trains. The Quick Watering System has been developed for filling water in passenger trains in a very short time so that a complete train can be provided water without causing any delay in its running schedule.

He reviewed schemes and efforts made by the Lumding Division for increasing its non-fare revenue. Lumding Division had recently introduced a video wall system where information useful for passengers can be displayed. This video wall system has now been offered to advertisers for generating non-fare revenue.

Additionally, some areas at the ticket counter, concourse and other parts of the station have also been offered for placing commercial advertisements to augment the Railways� earnings.

Yadav appreciated the efforts and also called for continuing with such attempts. He inaugurated the renovated and upgraded running room at the station which is used by train operating staff, including drivers and guards for rest and recreation. The running room has been provided with complete air-conditioning, recreational facilities and resting facilities.

Later, Yadav inspected the barracks of the Railway Protection Force at Maligaon and joined a performance review meeting attended by senior officials of NFR and the NFR Construction Organisation. He was apprised of the progress of various construction projects and other works related to enhancing safety and passenger amenities.

Yadav asked the officials to plan a strategy for increasing freight revenue by enticing more traffic from road to rail and laid stress on increasing cleanliness on trains to make them commensurate with cleanliness at stations.

He also urged the officers present to ensure proper maintenance of all assets like engines, coaches, wagons, signal and telecommunication equipment and tracks so that optimum utilisation of the assets can be achieved.

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Railway Board Chairman visits NFR facilities in city

GUWAHATI, Feb 24 - Chairman of Railway Board, the apex decision-making body of Indian Railways, Vinod Kumar Yadav arrived at the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) headquarters here today on a daylong visit.

Yadav went for a review inspection of the Guwahati Railway Station. He took stock of the recently carried out and ongoing developmental works at the station for upgrading passenger amenities and reviewed the performance of the Lumding Division under whose jurisdiction the Guwahati Railway Station falls.

Yadav also inspected the waiting halls for passengers, the concourse area at the station and the recently introduced Quick Watering System for passenger trains. The Quick Watering System has been developed for filling water in passenger trains in a very short time so that a complete train can be provided water without causing any delay in its running schedule.

He reviewed schemes and efforts made by the Lumding Division for increasing its non-fare revenue. Lumding Division had recently introduced a video wall system where information useful for passengers can be displayed. This video wall system has now been offered to advertisers for generating non-fare revenue.

Additionally, some areas at the ticket counter, concourse and other parts of the station have also been offered for placing commercial advertisements to augment the Railways� earnings.

Yadav appreciated the efforts and also called for continuing with such attempts. He inaugurated the renovated and upgraded running room at the station which is used by train operating staff, including drivers and guards for rest and recreation. The running room has been provided with complete air-conditioning, recreational facilities and resting facilities.

Later, Yadav inspected the barracks of the Railway Protection Force at Maligaon and joined a performance review meeting attended by senior officials of NFR and the NFR Construction Organisation. He was apprised of the progress of various construction projects and other works related to enhancing safety and passenger amenities.

Yadav asked the officials to plan a strategy for increasing freight revenue by enticing more traffic from road to rail and laid stress on increasing cleanliness on trains to make them commensurate with cleanliness at stations.

He also urged the officers present to ensure proper maintenance of all assets like engines, coaches, wagons, signal and telecommunication equipment and tracks so that optimum utilisation of the assets can be achieved.

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