Mumbai: Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday inaugurated amenities for passengers together with 11 foot-overbridges (FOBs) at suburban stations right here and launched elevated companies of the Rajdhani Specific.
At a operate on the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Goyal devoted 11 FOBs at varied stations, an escalator and a raise at Parel station, renovated passenger hall on the CSMT platform 14-18, and two renovated reserving workplaces at Govandi and Ghatkopar stations.
He additionally launched elevated companies of the CSMT- Nizamuddin Rajdhani Specific, generally often known as a “third Rajdhani”.
Maharashtra minister Vinod Tawde, BJP MP Manoj Kotak, Congress MP Hussain Dalwai, and normal supervisor of Central Railway and Western Railway A Okay Gupta have been current.
From September 16, prepare No 22221 Rajdhani Specific with elevated frequency will go away CSMT for Delhi on each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
From September 14, prepare No 22222 Rajdhani Specific with elevated frequency will go away Hazrat Nizamuddin Terminus for Mumbai on each Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.
The railway minister additionally inaugurated newly- constructed constructing of the Railway Claims Tribunal (Second Bench), three FOBs at Khar Street and Vile Parle stations, two escalators at Decrease Parel, and free Wi-Fi facility at 29 stations of each Central and Western Railways.
“As of yesterday, free Wi-Fi was available at 4,574 railway stations across the country,” he mentioned.
The minister additionally requested the officers to offer higher facilities at Ghatkopar and Andheri stations, that are witnessing elevated move of Mumbai Metro passengers.
Goyal additionally tweeted later that “Railways announces several freight incentive measures relating to rate exemptions, digitization and ease of doing business, to enhance the price competitiveness and efficiency of Railways and give a boost to the economy”.