Mysuru Railway Station handles festival rush with ease
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Mysuru Railway Station handles festival rush with ease

October 10, 2019

Mysuru: Proper planning and timely inputs for handling Dasara rush was evident at the City Railway Station as the surging crowd was handled efficiently.

The Station, which normally handles over 55,000 to 60,000 passengers daily, saw this number getting doubled as people swarmed the city to witness Dasara procession.

Authorities of Mysuru Division worked tirelessly to ensure passengers are not inconvenienced, eliminating the chances of any passenger complaints.

Additional facilities were provided to the passengers including 16 ticket counters as against seven on regular any given day, 80 additional Railway Police Force (RPF) staff as against 15 staff, 800 additional vehicles were handled as against 200 vehicles, 75 additional CCTV surveillance cameras were provided for enhanced security. This apart, additional waiting area and spacious cloak rooms were provided and there were augmentation of two general coaches in all passenger trains. Smooth traffic management with lane movement and earmarked places of pick up and drop were ensured.

Railway authorities claimed that passengers were impressed with the new look and additional features at the Station like wider circulating space and aesthetically pleasing light in warm-hues. 

The “I Love Mysore” selfie spot was the centre of attraction where passengers stopped to click selfies and photographs. Renovated Station building and open space became an instant hit with passengers leaving the Station after clicking pictures for posterity. 

4 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru Railway Station handles festival rush with ease”

  1. Harsha says:

    Yes off course good job, not only that , by raising the platform ticket from 10rs to 20 rs , the railways had minted(looted) money like politicians.
    what was the need to increase the price of platform ticket ?

  2. sarathy says:

    Why should you enter platform if you are not traveling.This was essential to avoid ticket less travel when all trains were over crowded

  3. swamy says:

    Railways should just let everybody travel free, once a year like this.. It is the best way to handle the crowd and it is ok to bear the cost just one or two days in a year.

  4. B SHEKAR says:

    Sir, I accept the Mr.Sarathy comments. Public who are not travelling should be standing outside the gate, In case if they are giving warm send off for known persons (relatives or friends or well wishers) they should purchase Platform Ticket. This should be enforced by the Ticket Collector who will be in sentry duty near the entrance. In Mysore, once the festival or other seasons are over the Ticket Collector will involve with the public and totally they will forget and act on their own.

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