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Station gets new building, rly officials to get reward from ‘impressed’ Mamata

Express News Service
Posted: Sep 16, 2009 at 0028 hrs IST

New Delhi Achieving yet another milestone on the way to bring New Delhi Railway Station to world-class standard, Union Minister of Railways, Mamata Banerjee, inaugurated the new building at the Ajmeri Gate entrance of the station.
The plush station building, constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore on a total floor area of 9,000 sq m, boasts of dedicated enquiry counters, platform ticket counters, ATMs, food courts, cloak rooms, retiring rooms and AC dormitories.

The building also has tactile tiles to help the visually challenged, low water booths, ramps and toilets with wider doors for passengers on wheelchairs.

Impressed with the arrangements, Banerjee announced a reward of Rs 10 lakh for the officials of Northern Railways.

Banerjee also said two special trains —Vigyan Express and Commonwealth Games special train —will be run in October and November respectively.

“These trains will take technology and sports to the remote areas of the country. I also wish to extend all our support to the state government for the Commonwealth Games. Whatever is demanded of the Northern Railways will be delivered,” Banerjee said at the inauguration ceremony this evening.

Talking about Duronto Express train, Banerjee said the economy class fares of these trains will be Rs 200 less than that of Rajdhani Express trains and the Duronto trains will cover the distance in 2 hours less than the Rajdhanis.

On September 18, two Duronto trains — one from Chennai to New Delhi and the other from Sealdah to New Delhi — will be flagged off.
Source : Express India
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