Renovation at Railway Station on a Slow Track
July 25, 2013

The ongoing renovation work at the Chandigarh railway station will be completed by the end of this year in a phased manner. All the proposals mooted in the last budget like installation of escalators, changing the facade of the station and additional waiting rooms are expected to be completed by December. The work is progressing at a slow pace over the past few months.

The work for installation of escalators and extension of the foot over bridge that is currently going on at the station is likely to be completed by December. Once completed, the escalator with footbridge that is being extended towards the entrance of the station will ensure that passengers going to other platforms need not cross the platform 1 to board trains.

At present, work on installation of escalators and extension of the foot over bridge is on. Two escalators are to be installed at the station. Construction work started a few months back but reportedly slowed down after the former railway minister Pawan Bansal's resignation following the rail bribery scam.

The escalators arrived at the station a few months ago and are awaiting installation. The foot over bridge that is under construction will be extended on either side of the station. It would reduce the pressure on other platforms as the passengers who arrive at platforms other than 1 or 5 can exit without crossing it.
With the work to install false ceiling at the platforms being under way, passengers will soon get a hassle-free sitting area. Earlier, passengers had to face the problem of bird droppings with a large number of birds, especially pigeons present at the platform, who made the roof over the shelter their home.

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