The Indian Railways is planning to illuminate 11 stations under Northeast Frontier Railway just like airports.
“As per directives of Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, railway administration is all set to improve illumination levels at selected railway stations of Northeast Frontier Railway to upgrade them to Airport standards,” said NF Railway CPRO Pranabjyoti Sharma.
The 11 NF Railway stations identified for this project are Guwahati, Katihar, Purnea, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Kamakhya, Lumding, Dimapur, New Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Agartala.
“Under this ambitious plan, it is proposed to improve the illumination level in various locations of these stations with provision of better illumination for better ambience and passenger benefits,” Sharma said.
He said under this plan, Lux levels will be raised to 160 in concourse area, 115 in circulating area, 150 in waiting hall, 100 in open platform areas, 200 in covered platform areas, 150 in Enquiry -cum- Reservation office counter, 150 in Foot Over Bridge/Sub-way areas, escalators, near lifts & stairs and 50 in outdoor parking areas.
NF Railway has already achieved better illumination by 100% fitment of LED lights in all its stations.
The provision of said illumination of stations and its surroundings will help to reduce energy consumption. Improved lighting will not only provide efficient surveillance mechanism by addressing the security concern of passengers, it will also add an element of better aesthetics and cleanliness in stations, said Sharma.
NF Railway plans to complete the work by 15th February, 2019.