Online edition of India's National Newspaper
Saturday, Jun 25, 2011
ePaper | Mobile/PDA Version
Google



Front Page

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs |

Front Page Printer Friendly Page   Send this Article to a Friend

Two more railway ticket counters soon in Mangalore

Special Correspondent

— PHOTO: R. ESWARRAJ

KEEPING TRACK OF ISSUES:(From left) A. Prabhakar Sharma, Additional Deputy Commissioner; S.K. Raina, Divisional Railway Manager, Southern Railway, Palghat; and Nalin Kumar Kateel, MP; at a review meeting to discuss issues related to the railways in Mangalore on Friday.

MANGALORE: Two more unreserved railway ticket issuing counters managed by private agencies will come up in the city within three months.

Announcing this at a meeting here on Friday, S.K. Raina, Divisional Railway Manager, Phalghat Division, Southern Railway, said at present only one such counter functioned near the Mangalore Central Railway Station here. It issued 1,000 tickets a day.

He said the location of two counters proposed was yet to be finalised. But they would be opened near the Mangalore Central Railway Station. If there was good response to them, more such counters would be opened in the city.

Southern Railway had named those counters as Jansadharan Ticket Booking Sewak (JTBS) counters. People were not allowed to reserve tickets at such counters. Those who managed those counters collected one rupee in excess of travel fare as approved by Southern Railway.

Reservation counters

He said the ticket reservation facility at Mangalore Central station would be shifted to the entry side of the station.

The facility would be housed in a building to be built at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.5 crore.

A proposal to this effect had been sent to the Southern Railway headquarters for approval.

Mr. Raina said it had been proposed to build two more platforms and associated facilities at the central station at an estimated cost of Rs. 16 crore.

It needed approval from the Railway Board. The proposal would be sent to be included in the 2012-13 Railway Budget.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, Member of Parliament, Mangalore, convened another meeting to discuss and resolve pending railway issues in Dakshina Kannada. It was the second meeting convened by the MP.

Mr. Kateel said such meetings would be held once in three months.

Printer friendly page  
Send this article to Friends by E-Mail



Front Page

News: ePaper | Front Page | National | Tamil Nadu | Andhra Pradesh | Karnataka | Kerala | New Delhi | Other States | International | Opinion | Business | Sport | Miscellaneous | Engagements |
Advts:
Retail Plus | Classifieds | Jobs | Updates: Breaking News |

Chandraayan I


News Update



The Hindu Group: Home | About Us | Copyright | Archives | Contacts | Subscription
Group Sites: The Hindu | The Hindu ePaper | Business Line | Business Line ePaper | Sportstar | Frontline | Publications | eBooks | Images | Ergo | Home |

Copyright 2011, The Hindu. Republication or redissemination of the contents of this screen are expressly prohibited without the written consent of The Hindu