Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal shared an intricately detailed "futuristic" plan for Tirupati Station, to make it easier for the devotees to travel.
Through his twitter, Union Minister shared the visual plan of almost 2 minutes that includes a drop-off area, a block for a hotel, a proposed plan for a multiplex, a spacious railway station plaza and a spacious waiting arena which includes lobby and various food stalls, along with a departure concourse and the railway platform.
While sharing the plan Goyal described saying, "Travel will soon become easier for devotees seeking Lord Balaji's blessings in Tirupati."
Through this developmental project, Goyal even suggested that this plan would set "the futuristic plans for Tirupati Station which will serve as a benchmark for other stations across the country."
Two weeks ago, it was announced that Indian Railways is putting in efforts to improve the quality of train journeys for the passengers without any jerks. After receiving feedback from passengers about the amount of discomfort due to jerks in Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) Coach Trains like Rajdhani Express Trains, Railways has examined the issue put forth by the expert committee of Railways
An action plan was also formulated to give attention on longitudinal jerks in Centre Buffer Couple (CBC). The committee has also advised to replace the single pack of draft gear and floating plate draft gears CBC with balanced draft gear CBCs.
The Coaching Depot of Bhubaneswar has replaced the earlier old-age single plate or floating plate design by a balanced draft gear with 'High Tensile Tight Lock Centre Buffer Coupler' in all the Rajdhani Express Coaches to provide a jerk-free journey to the passengers.
Along with that, to tackle the water problems, Indian Railway is planning to develop their system that will shorten the water filling time at stations from 20 minutes to only 5 minutes.
The system is scheduled to be introduced in March 2019 at 142 stations across the country which have the water filling systems for trains. 300 crore rupees have been sanctioned for this initiative by the Indian Railway.
(with inputs from ANI)