15 NE railway stations to be built as models

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Agartala, Mar 14 (UNI) The Railway Ministry has identified 15 railway stations, including Dharmanagar of Tripura, under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) for developing as model stations in the coming years.

NFR officials said the Ministry had been in the process of implementing the project in 33 stations across the country, including one each in Tripura and Nagaland and 13 in Assam.

They said the Minimum Essential Amenities as per norms had already been provided at these stations and under the Model Station Scheme further facilities would be provided at these stations as per norms depending upon the category of the stations.

Retiring room, waiting room (with bathing facilities), cloak room, enquiry counter, National Train Enquiry System (NTES), Inter Voice Response System (IVRS), public address system/computer-based announcement would be set up in the stations under the project, the officials said.

Besides, book stalls and other essential goods, refreshment room, parking/circulatory area with lights, washable apron with jet cleaning, electronic train indicator board, public phone booth, touch screen enquiry system, water vending machines, water coolers, signages, modular catering stalls, automatic vending machines, pay and use toilets, Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) and computerisation of complaints would also be incorporated during the 11th Five Year Plan, they added.

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