New Delhi railway station bags National Tourism Award

New Delhi railway station was conferred the “National Tourism Award” in the category of Best Tourist Friendly Railway Station by the Ministry of Tourism on Monday.

The award was presented by Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and received by Divisional Railway Manager, Northern Railway, Delhi, Ashwani Lohani.

In recent times, New Delhi railway station has witnessed several changes in passenger amenities, facade and related infrastructure as part of the station's up-gradation project undertaken by Northern Railway.

Northern Railway spokesperson Manish Tewari said: “Besides the new second entry building, circulating areas have been totally revamped with elimination of cross movements and introduction of pre-paid taxies, autos and radio taxi services. Creation of a waiting hall and completion of the third foot over bridges are other improvements carried out.”

“Passenger services have also been upgraded through provisioning of LED and LCD display boards for train information. Implementation of stringent security measures including baggage scanners and video cameras have also helped. Modular stalls, stainless steel dust bins, benches and water booths have also contributed to the hygiene and look of the station,” he added.

Meanwhile, battery operated trolleys and escalators were also started at the station by Northern Railway General Manager S. K. Budhalakoti on Wednesday for the convenience of physically challenged or senior citizens.