MP Bhagwant Khuba displays a ticket bought at the new Ticket-Counter inaugurated in Bidar Railway Station on Tuesday.
All pending Railway development works have been put on fast-track, MP Bhagwant Khuba said in Bidar on Tuesday.
The Bidar–Kalaburgi Railway line will be completed by June 2016 while the Pit-line in Khanapur near Bidar will be completed by December this year, he said.
He was speaking after inaugurating a new platform and other facilities, in the Railway Station as part of the Passenger amenities.
“Nearly 70 per cent of the work on the Pit-line was over. Once it is completed, we will be able to run new trains from Bidar as the cleaning and servicing of trains can be done locally,” the MP said.
Ashish Agarwal, Divisional Railway Manager, said Bidar was being developed as a model station with a standard set of passenger amenities. “We have taken up extensive plantation in the empty space in the station.” He said works like improving the running room were in progress and concreting of platforms and watering of carriages were being planned.
Mr. Agarwal agreed to consider a request by former Rahim Khan, about running the Bidar-Hyderabad intercity train from Nampalli Station and not Secunderabad as is being done now.
Earlier, the Lok Sabha member inaugurated a new platform, additional shelters, an additional reservation counter, a ticket counter on the rear side of the station near Gandhi Gunj market, extension of the foot-over bridge, coach watering system, solar pump, solar lamps and LED bulbs, and other amenities built at a total of Rs 5 crore.
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