The Phase One of the Sankrail Freight Terminal to serve the 40 square
kilometer industrial belt in Kolkata and Howrah region constructed at a cost of
Rs 109 crores was commissioned by the Railway Minister Piyush along with a slew
of railway projects declared open in the state of West Bengal which goes for
the Assembly elections in the next two
The Sankrail Freight Terminal (Phase-I) has been developed with modern
facilities for freight rake handling to ensure faster turnaround of rakes for
speedy transportation of inward/outward consignments serving major industries
like iron and steel, textile, garments, plastic, food and beverages, foundries,
The railway station infrastructure at Santragachi one of the business
stations over the Howrah Kharagpur section is being tone up at a cost of nearly
Rs twenty crores. A 12 meter wide and 166 meter long connecting platforms
connecting all the platforms in the railway stations has been commissioned
The facility to ease
mobility of incoming and outgoing passengers
This facility will improve and ease the dispersal and mobility of incoming
and outgoing passengers at Santragachi station, it said.
The executive lounge at Sealdah station covers an area of 2,000 sq ft and
is provided with a separate capsule lift for easy access. A fully
air-conditioned premium waiting lounge has been set up at Kolkata station. This
has been developed at platform number one of Kolkata station at a cost of ₹85
lakh on a covered area of 2,000 sqft, the Railways said.
An Integrated Security System has been commissioned at Barddhaman station
to augment the security of passengers and the railway property. This will
strengthen security checking at all entry/exit gates, frisking of passengers
through Hand Held Metal Detector (HHMD), screening of passenger luggage through
Luggage Scanner Machine (LSM) and Door Framed Metal Detector screening.
Security System ensures better surveillance through CCTV control rooms
total cost incurred to complete the Integrated Security System Work is Rs 2.3
crore. Commissioning of this system will ensure better surveillance through
CCTV control rooms and enable the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to discharge
their duties and responsibilities in an organised manner, the Railways said.