Mangalore: Second foot overbridge opens at Central railway station
Pics: Spoorthi Ullal
Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (BG)
Mangalore, Feb 11: Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP inaugurated the second foot overbridge at Mangalore Central railway station here on Monday February 11 in the presence of Piyush Agarwal, divisional railway manager of Palakkad railway division and other railway officers.
The foot overbridge, measuring 3 meters in width, connects platform No 1 with platforms No 2 and 3 of the railway station. The bridge has a steel structure with concrete pathway. It is provided with non-slippery heavy duty ceramic tiles in steps and pathways. Its roof is covered with galvanized aluminium sheet (galvanium sheets). The foot overbridge has been constructed at a total cost of Rs 75 lac.
Addressing the media after the inauguration, Nalin Kumar Kateel said that the long-awaited demand of a foot overbridge has today been fulfilled. The Padil underpass construction project is under tender process, he said.
"The Mahakalipadpu underpass will be constructed with equal funding by the state government and the railway department. The Baikampady bridge widening has been granted permission by the technical department and soon the tender process will be started. Matters regarding the additional trains to Subrahmanya and Kerala-Goa trains have been discussed. The Palghat DRM has been very supportive to Mangalore," he added.
"There are four main points to be demanded in the next railway budget - Subrahmanya-Sullia-Manjeshwar railroad, for which survey has already been done; more Yeshwanthpur-Mangalore trains, more trains on Mangalore-Mumbai route and renovation of 12 railway crossings which are in danger, out of the total 27 railway crossings in the district," he added.
"A railway parliamentary team will visit Mangalore railway station in the coming days. The team will be headed by 12 MPs from different states," he said.
A cleanliness drive was also inaugurated on the occasion.
Piyush Agarwal said that the steps have been taken to ensure that proper cleanliness is maintained in railway stations. "Proper measures have been taken to ensure that the cleanliness is further mainitained in stations, trains and especially tracks as well. Jetski cleaning technology has been introduced on contract basis with Delhi-based firm Hughes and Hughes," he said.
DRUCC member Dennis D’Silva, PRO James, Railway officers Sarangapani, Shivadasan, Narayan P, Roy, Natarajan, Mohan and others were present.