Date Of Post: 08 Jan, 2018
New Delhi : The Old Delhi Railway Station, now has around 253 trains operating out of it and an average footfall of 2.5-3 lakh people every day.
A train enthusiast, said that though “it cannot be compared” to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station in Mumbai, it was still an example of “the most elaborate architecture” in North India, with its high ceilings, and its distinctive red and cream coloured facade.
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OId Delhi Railway Station Facelifting :
- The Old Delhi Junction is a 114-years-old iconic colonial-era building, is now all set to get a facelift.
- The station is already sporting a new look with :
- False Ceilings
- LED Lights
- Large Display Screens
- Battery Operated Golf Carts
- A Garden In Front Of The Main Gates
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- Northern Railways officials said that there was more changes planned for the station, including a possible colour change of the building to saffron.
- The general manager of Northern Railways, Vishwesh Chaube, said that they will spend around Rs 6 crore by March, 2018, on the redevelopment of the station, and by December 2018 they would spend an additional Rs 15 crore.
- The highly congested entrance to the station facing Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Marg , now has a garden and demarked lanes.
- Chaube also said that they would soon engage around 10-15 contractual traffic marshals, to main the gates, and regulate traffic.
- Two large screens to display arrival and departure details, also flank the main entrance and three others are there in and around the station.
- When you enter the station, What you will find ?
- Renovated ticket counters
- A false ceiling with LED lights in the main hall
- A large screen for the interactive route and guidance system, which gives you information about your train, public utilities in the station, and nearby tourist destinations.
- Battery operated golf carts, which can be hired to commute between platforms, gives the station a new feel.
Railway officials said that the station will receive a fresh coat of paint, which may also see the station slight change in the iconic red colour.
“It will be more colourful and will be a mix of the traditional red and some heritage colour like saffron,” explained an official.
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