PATNA: Hey Patna railway travellers. Soon you will not have to get bored waiting for late trains. On September 15, guess what! Patna Junction will have free Wi-Fi facility for passengers, so says Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) Ramesh Kumar Jha . What’s more, passengers will soon be able to know the exact running status of trains by logging into the railways’ integrated inquiry system. Hopefully, yeah?
Not only Wi-Fi but better place to rest between trains! Seven well-furnished retiring rooms have been constructed by the railways at Karbigahiya end of Patna Junction. All the seven bedrooms are air-conditioned and offer all amenities to passengers. While three AC rooms are ready for occupancy, the four others will be ready in a couple of days.
The Rail Tail Corporation of India Ltd has been assigned the job to install Wi-Fi at Patna Junction under a railway scheme to further improve passenger amenities across India.
The railway administration also plans to install RO (reverse osmosis) water purifiers to make available ‘safer drinking water’ to passengers on every platform of Patna Junction.
Two ambulances will be available round the clock at Patna Junction.
The DRM told a local newspaper that Patna Junction had the problem of water-logging during the rains. This often caused signal failures and delayed trains. Railways has now constructed a proper drainage system at Patna Junction to keep the tracks free from water accumulation and prevent signal failures. An underground sewage line has been constructed, linking the tracks of Patna Junction to the main drainage system.
Happy days for train travellers?