Chennai, June 14 (UNI) The historical 130-year-old Chennai Central Railway station will be upgraded with world class facilities at a cost of about Rs 20 crore.
Railway sources said the amount would be spent to keep the railway station which receives about 1.5 lakh passengers and handles 100 trains everyday, clean and make it more attractive.
As part of the upgradation, existing platforms would be topped with granite flooring and new platforms would be constructed.
Currently, a new cascade was being constructed in front of the railway station, the sources said.
The Southern Railway had decided to levy fine on those caught littering the station permises, sources said, adding that the parking bay would receive a facelift and the station would be soon equipped with a mechanised cleaner.
For the benefit of physically-challenged persons travelling through Chennai Central, they can now use a battery operated car which would carry them to the train. This facility, being introduced for the first time in Southern Railway would allow them to move about in all the 11 platorms without any hassles, the sources added.