MoS for Rlys unveils passenger amenities at Varanasi
The minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha unveiled a number of passenger amenities and facilities for the passengers at a function held at Varanasi Cantonment railway station on Saturday.
The minister dedicated the 207-km long Varanasi-Lohta-Janghai-Unchahar (including Phaphamau-Prayag-Allahabad) electrified route at a cost of approximately Rs 156 crores. He also inaugurated a new mechanized laundry plant of one tonne capacity which would be further enhanced up to four tonnes in near future. This laundry would be equipped to prepare up to 1150 bedroll packets in each shift. Starting its service to the Kashi Vishwanath Express (14257/14258) this laundry will subsequently provide service to Begumpura Express (12237/12238) and other trains.
Sinha also unveiled the 11-bed AC dormitory and upper class AC waiting room on the first floor, and 10-bed non-AC dormitory on the second floor of the station building.
The programme was also attended by BLP MLAs Joyotsna Srivastava, Shyamdeo Roychadhury, Ravindra Jaisawal, mayor Ram Gopal Mohley, Norther Railway general manager AK Puthia and others.
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