Railway waiting rooms being upgraded to airport lounges by March

Published on : Friday, January 11, 2019

New Delhi: By the month of March New Delhi railway station will have lounge rooms where passengers will be able to wait comfortably. Railway waiting rooms are being upgraded to lounges similar to the ones in airports. Passengers will have to pay only Rs 10 per hour to enjoy the lounge room facilities, according to a news report.

 

According to the report, the upgraded cloak rooms will provide digital locker service at minimal cost. The project is in progress and older waiting rooms are being renovated and given a makeover so that passengers can use them by March this year. Passengers will no longer suffer because of uncomfortable steel seats as the railways is replacing them with cushion-based seats and sofas.

 

Some other facilities like food trolleys, charging points, printing facilities, vending machines and travel desks will also be provided to the passengers, the report added. The lounges will reportedly have glass walls which will allow passengers to have a direct view of the platform. and entry to these lounges will be regulated by a card-based system.

 

Delhi division railway manager RN Singh said, “New Delhi station will soon have a new-look waiting lounges with upgraded and plush interiors, modern furniture and toilets and additional amenities like travel desk, printers, food stall, free magazines, tea/coffee machines and DTH TV service so that passengers can utilise their waiting time in a productive manner.”

 

He further added that the cost has been kept low in order to encourage more people to use the lounge room instead of crowding the platforms especially during peak hours. Similar lounge rooms will also be built in Nizamuddin and Old Delhi railway stations soon.

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