SRINAGAR: Kashmir railway has acquired additional six trains with 26 bogies and six engines to cope with a “huge rush” of passengers,
An official handout issued here said the divisional commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon, on Thursday held a meeting of officers to review functioning of train services in Kashmir Valley.
He was informed that the boggies and engines have been received already and would start functioning soon.
He was informed about the need for increase in frequency of trains during peak hours in morning and evening and enhancement in seat reservation in the trains for women, besides improvement in connection of railway stations with bus stands.
The railway officials informed the divisional commissioner that limited stop trains will be flagged-off in April.
Samoon stressed for better coordination between Railway and Police authorities for prior information regarding cancellation of trains. He also emphasized on measures to be taken for transparency in issuing train tickets, wide publicity regarding train timings through media, installation of additional CCTVs besides adequate security arrangements at Railway stations.
The meeting was attended by deputy commissioner Srinagar, chief area manager, deputy director tourism, ACR Budgam, AEE (PDD), deputy director planning, chief town planning officer, SSP PCR Kashmir, SP Railways, and other concerned officers.
The meeting discussed threadbare several issues regarding operations of train services in the Valley.