There is a want of security apparatus in over 40,000 train compartments due to many years backlog. It is not possible to fill this backlog up in three years but Railways will bring 40,000 compartments laced with modern technology in the next five years, said railway minister Suresh Prabhu here on Monday.
Prabhu also informed that the Railway has approved a fund of Rs 1 lakh crore for the safety measurements of commuters.
The railway minister inaugurated various facilities for train commuters on Central and Harbour lines at Dadar on Monday. While addressing the programme, Prabhu further said that 34,000 bio toilets will be installed at railway stations in Mumbai while bio vacuum toilets will be installed in all the Express Trains. The developmental works related to railway in Mumbai will be completed by 2019. Presently, free wi-fi service is being provided to commuters at more than 100 railway stations and this number would be increased to 400 in next five years. While implementing these developmental works, cleanliness will be priority of railways, stressed the minister.
Prabhu to inaugurate various development works
The Central Railway and the Mumbai Railway Vikas Corporation (MVRC) have completed various developmental works in Mumbai. The Central Railway authorities have taken special efforts to save commuters from inconvenience in the forthcoming monsoon season. The CR has implemented a rooftop solar project at CST so that it can save some electricity. Besides this, many other commuters-oriented developments will be inaugurated by the railway minister. These include connecting bridge at Dadar, escalators, skywalks etc at Kurla, Thakurli, Kalyan, Ray Road, Dockyard Road, Mankhurd, Chembur, Cotton Greens, Wadala Road station etc.