Vizag station renovation to be completed by March 2021 | Visakhapatnam News

Visakhapatnam: Work on the redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station has taken a hit due to Covid-19 pandemic, railway officials said on Monday. “The project was supposed to be completed by September-end this year but is still under progress…We are trying our best to complete it with the available work force. We hope this project be completed by end of this financial year,” a senior railway official told TOI.
The Waltair division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) had embarked on this project with a corpus of Rs 10 crore sanctioned by the Railway Board. The project was divided into two phases. “The first phase of works, like replacing of existing passenger amenities with modern one like tiles, high power fans, toilet and drinking water facilities was completed. Now, the second phase works have begun” the official added. The second phase will include renovation of the station’s entrance.
Renovations include covered passages between the station entrance and the main road, improving the concourse area, providing pathways and upgrading the façade on both sides of the station in line with those in airports.
Booking counters will also get a facelift as will waiting halls and other interiors. Other plans include provision of modular vending kiosks on all platforms, modernisation of cloak rooms with lockers, replacing flooring on platforms 1 and 8 with anti-skid granite tiles.

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