Union Home Minister and Member of Parliament from Gandhinagar – Amit Shah dedicated several passenger amenities and conveniences at various stations over Ahmedabad Division in the presence of Vijay Rupani – Chief Minister of Gujarat and other dignitaries in a function held at Gandhinagar Capital station.
Amit Shah dedicated the 100 feet high monumental National Flag at Gandhinagar Capital railway station, Passenger Information System at Kalol station, Electronic Chart Display System at Sabarmati (Dharamnagar) station, Passenger Information System & Clocks at Chandlodiya station, the work of conversion of Rail level platform to High level platform at Chharodi & Sanand stations as well as Free Wi – Fi service facilities at Gandhinagar Capital, Sabarmati (Dharamnagar), Sabarmati (Central Jail), Moti Aadraj, Khodiyaar, Dabhoda and Rakhiyal stations.
These passenger related amenities will provide a better travelling experience to the passengers. The monumental National flag at Gandhinagar Capital has been installed at a cost of Rs. 16.53 lakhs and will instill a sense of pride and patriotism amongst the passengers. Also, the other passenger amenities such as Passenger Information System, Electronic Chart Display System and Free Wi – Fi gives an impetus to the Digital India initiative of the government.
The Passenger Information System (PIS) consists of coach guidance display boards at platforms, GPS enabled clocks and train arrival / departure boards at platforms. The free hi – speed Wi – Fi facility at stations have been provided under Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and will help the passengers to access various rail related information as well as browse through various infotainment channels while on the go.
The extension of platform No. 2 & 3 to accommodate 24 coach trains as well as increase in platform level at Sanand station & increase in platform level of PF No. 1 at Chharodi have been undertaken at a cost of Rs. 1.2 Cr & Rs. 77.5 lakhs respectively. This will enhance the safety of passengers while boarding/alighting from trains.
The function was also attended by Deepak Kumar Jha – Divisional Railway Manager of Ahmedabad Division alongwith various diginitaries, senior railway officials from W. Rly Headquarters as well as from Division.