Date of Post : 30 Dec, 2017
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has planned a major revamp of the New Delhi yard over the next 4-6 months, officials said. Platforms at the railway station are being closed for repair & maintenance work & replacement of tracks – each is scheduled to take around 45 days for a complete overhaul.
- The Ist platform undergoing repairs is platform number- 2, which was closed on November 24 & will be reopened on January 7.
- Vishwesh Chaube, General Manager Northern Railway said,”The New Delhi railway station, which handles 360 trains daily, is in need of repairs. We will have to terminate some trains at Nizamuddin to repair tracks. Our focus is now on track maintenance.”
- The railway station has 16 platforms & caters to approx Five lakh passengers per day.
- As of now, 10 platforms – 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 – have been scheduled for a complete overhaul over the next 6 months, Chaube told PTI.
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