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Mumbai, Jul 30: The Indian Railways is set to give two of the city’s oldest railway terminuses, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Dadar, a new look with more passenger amenities in the near future.

Three new platforms and passenger amenities of the CST were expected to be opened to the public this September, a project which has cost the railways Rs 94 crore, while beautification work of Dadar station is scheduled to begin shortly, railway official said.

The new amenities including additional booking offices, new waiting halls and better parking facilities were expected to add charm to the place, they said.

The three platforms, which were originally scheduled to be ready by March 2007, will be long enough in keeping with the Railways plan to extend the length of outbound trains to 24 coaches.

Among other unique features, it will also have a lift to carry handicapped persons from one platform to another, the first in any railway station in the city.


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