Central Railway to repair station roofs with leakage by May 2019

Central Railway (CR) has now decided to treat cover over platforms in the city as safety work, just like platform and footbridge work

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Every monsoon, commuters face leaky roofs at most of the railway stations making the commute even more difficult. Considering a number of commuters’ complaints and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal’s push, Central Railway has decided to set a deadline for completion of filling up holes in station roofs by May 2019. 

One of the senior railway officials said that they have decided to treat covers over platforms in the city as safety work, just like platform and footbridge work.

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A CR spokesperson said that with the help of funds from the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh they will try to fix all roofs by May 31, 2019. An action plan is being drawn up for the same, he added.

In 2017-18, the Rashtriya Rail Sanraksha Kosh (RRSK) was created with a corpus of ₹1 lakh crore over a period of five years for critical safety-related work, such as replacement of over-aged assets, elimination of unmanned level crossings, adoption of suitable technologies for upgradation and maintenance of tracks, etc.

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