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.