Pune, 3rd December 2022: The new manager of Pune Railway Division, Indu Rani Dubey, has expressed the determination that emphasis will be placed on building the necessary facilities for the convenience of passengers at the Pune railway station.
The DRM said that work will also be done in a planned manner regarding Hadapsar Terminal, which is being developed to reduce the stress on Pune station, along with increasing the length of all platforms in the station, installation of lifts to connect the footbridge in the station, and an extension of CCTV system network.
Indu Rani Dubey recently took over as the manager of Pune Railway Division. In a press conference held on Friday (December 2), she informed about various plans related to the Pune division. Additional DRM BK Singh, Senior Engineer PK Chaturvedi, Senior Commercial Manager Dr Milind Hirve, Senior Transport Manager Dr Swapnil Neela, Public Relations Officer Manoj Jhawar, and other officers were present at that time.
Dubey said that 26 coach trains can be parked on two platforms of Pune station at present. In the future, the length of all platforms will be increased. The plan is ready and the work will begin soon.
The issue of the pedestrian flyover in the station will also be looked into. Five lifts have been sanctioned in the station to connect the bridge. The installation process for the same will start soon. Ramp facilities will also be planned.
The system of CCTV cameras in the station is outdated; it will be replaced to make the CCTV network more efficient. Dubey also explained that efforts will be made to increase the number of long-distance trains, and the facility of a separate train from Pune to Ayodhya and other areas.
When Dubey was asked about the inconvenience caused to the students and employees who travel daily on this route due to the non-revocation of the afternoon trips of the local running between Pune-Lonavala, she assured that the afternoon local trips will be restored for the convenience of the passengers.
Currently, the automatic signal system is being implemented on the Pune-Lonavala route. The speed of long-distance trains will be increased from 110 to 130 km per hour. She also explained that through this planning, the number of trips in suburban transport can increase.
On this occasion, it was also said that MEMU local will be operated instead of DEMU local on the Pune-Daund route, and the number of coaches will also be increased.
Railway officials said that the work of expansion of platform number four at Khadki railway station will be taken up soon. For the development of this platform, a project of Rs 29 crores has been approved by the Central Railway, so the work can be completed in the next six to seven months.