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One more entrance for Madurai railway station shortly

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With approach road to West Veli Street

MORE IN THE OFFING: Divisional Railway Manager Anil Singhal, right, inspecting the extended concourse at Madurai railway station on Thursday. Additional Divisional Railway Manager T. Venkatasubramanian, second from right, is seen. — Photo: K. Ganesan
MORE IN THE OFFING: Divisional Railway Manager Anil Singhal, right, inspecting the extended concourse at Madurai railway station on Thursday. Additional Divisional Railway Manager T. Venkatasubramanian, second from right, is seen. — Photo: K. Ganesan

A second entrance on the eastern side would come up soon at the railway station here, said Divisional Railway Manager Anil Singhal.

Inspecting the extended concourse at the station on Thursday, Mr. Singhal said that it had come up on 1,400 square metres adding to the existing space of 3,500 square metres. All the five ATMs functioning in the old concourse would be shifted to the vacant space along the pathway leading to the reservation complex.

A tourist facilitation centre would be set up on the first floor of the new concourse. It would be handled by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC).

The second entrance on the eastern side, along with an additional concourse, would come up on the space where the Railway Protection Force office is located now. It would have a direct approach road to the West Veli Street, Divisional Engineer (Central) K.R. Prakash said.

Widening work on

Ground work for widening the first platform was under way. The 4.5-metre wide platform would be expanded to 9.5 metres, Additional Divisional Railway Manager T. Venkatasubramanian said. The work was expected to be completed in two months. The parking area would be expanded to accommodate around 250 cars.

Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Hoshiar Chand and Senior Divisional Engineer Ram Kishore were among those who were present.

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