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11 stations under Northeast Frontier Railway to be upgraded to airport-like standard

As per the directives of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the Railways is set to improve illumination levels at the selected railway stations and upgrade them up to airport-like standards, Sharma said.

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Guwahati Updated on: January 19, 2019 17:00 IST
Indian Railways

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Eleven railway stations under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), including five in Assam, have been identified for upgradation to airport-like standards as part of the railway's Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment programme, PTI reported quoting a senior official on Saturday.

These 11 railways stations will soon have airport-like facilities. Here's the list:

Guwahati
Kamakhya
Lumding 
New Tinsukia 
Dibrugarh 
Katihar 
Purnea 
Kishanganj 
Barsoi 
Dimapur 
Agartala 

The Railways has prepared a blueprint for 204 stations which will upgraded.

As per the directives of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the Railways is set to improve illumination levels at the selected railway stations and upgrade them up to airport-like standards, Sharma said.

Under this plan, illumination Lux levels will be raised to 160 in concourse area, 115 in circulating area, 150 in waiting hall, 100 in open platform areas, 200 in covered platform areas, 150 in enquiry-cum-reservation office counter, 150 in foot overbridge/sub-way areas, escalators, near lifts and stairs, besides 50 in outdoor parking areas.

The provision of the Lux illumination levels in the stations and its surroundings will help to reduce energy consumption, he said.

Improved lighting will not only provide efficient surveillance mechanism by addressing the security concern of passengers, it will also add an element of better aesthetics and cleanliness in stations.

Saying that NFR has already achieved better illumination by 100 per cent fitment of LED lights in all its stations, the official said that the Railway's plans is to complete the work by February 15.

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