Railway Freight terminal commissioned in west bengal on the eve of assembly elections

2021-02-22 16:31:32 Logistics News (Roadways & Railways)

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 months

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, cement.

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.

The Integrated Security System ensures better surveillance through CCTV control rooms

The 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.

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