Hyderabad: As a part of Action Plan laid by the Railway Board, the South Central Railway will take various measures to handle the extra rush of passenger traffic during the ensuing Summer season.
According to the press release issued by SCR, amongst the steps being taken are: Summer Special trains are being run between various major destinations till June 2011 to handle the extra rush of passenger traffic. It will also be ensured that adequate number of reservation counters function during the working hours and additional counters will also be opened wherever it is necessary. To curb the activities of Touts and anti-social elements, Vigilance Inspectors, Commercial Inspectors and Railway Protection Force / Police Personnel will be deputed to keep surveillance and nab the offenders. The Extensive Special Checks will be organized by squads of Commercial Officers and Ticket Checking staff to detect irregular and fraudulent travelling in trains.
In addition to this, the Passenger amenities including provision of adequate drinking water facility, proper upkeep of waiting halls/rooms, lighting, etc., will be ensured to the required extent and cleanliness at stations and on trains will also be maintained by deployment of required number of staff.
Rail users can plan their journeys in advance and utilize the Summer Special trains which are already announced for their travel.
Railway Reservation Counter at Secretariat
South Central Railway has commissioned a new Computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) Counter at the Andhra Pradesh Secretariat Premises, Hyderabad today, i.e., 25th March, 2011.
The PRS Counter will help rail users make their reservations by any train from any station to any other station on the Indian Railways network, thereby enhancing the reservation facility available in the city further more.(NSS)