A multifunctional complex will soon come up at the Hubli railway station with the area marked for the complex already handed over to the construction agencies. In addition, eight more stations have been identified for the construction of such complexes.
Speaking at the 13th Zonal Railway Users’ Consultative Committee (ZRUCC) meeting at the Railway Officers’ Club here recently, General Manager of South Western Railway (SWR) Ashok Kumar Mital said 1,500 sq. m. had been entrusted to the Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA)/ Indian Railway Construction Organisation (IRCON) with the approval of the Railway Board for the construction of the complex, and the work was in progress.
Mr. Mital said that in Mysore, 700 sq. m. had been entrusted to RLDA/ IRCON for the construction of the complex and work had already been completed.
Bellary, Davangere, Shimoga, Tumkur, Yeshwantpur, Bangarpet, Arsikere, and Birur have also been identified for setting up of multifunctional complexes, he said.
The SWR had sent proposals for including Haveri, Almatti, Badami, Kabakaputtur and Hosur in the list of Adarsh Stations in 2012-13 budget to the Railway Board.
In reply to a suggestion for providing basic infrastructure at stations, Mr. Mital said additional pit line for 26 coaches at Yashwantpur station had already been completed, while pit line for platform no. 1 and 2 at the Hubli station had been extended. Additional pit line at platform no. 3 for 23 coaches had been completed here.
On the demand for restarting Garib Rath service between Yashwantpur and Jaipur, Mr. Mital said the matter was being pursued and a proposal would be sent to the Railway Board in this regard.