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Visakhapatnam, April 13, 2007
Rs. 163 crore comes from passenger earnings
Speaking to media, the Divisional Railway Manager of EcoR, Visakhapatnam said that the East Coast Railway has earned Rs. 2124 crore on originating freight revenue and Rs. 163 crore on passenger earnings in the just concluded financial year. He said that the freight traffic registered a growth of 8.21 percent and passenger earnings recorded a 15 percent growth over the previous year.
He outlined a plan for the up gradation of Visakhapatnam station including construction of an additional platform number 1,2 and 3, installation of high mast tower lights, aqua guard water purifier on platform No.1, automatic signaling and yard modeling and a developmental plan to chance the facade of the station building. He said Koraput, Parvathipuram, Bobbili, Simhachalam and Cheepurupalli railway stations are being upgraded in the year 2007-08 while the stations of Viziangaram, Rayagada, Duvvada and Srikakulam had been given face lift during the last year.
He further said that 1500 out of 3000 staff quarters will be repaired in the current year while 305 new quarters have been sanctioned to meet the additional quarters requirement. He stated that more reservation service outlets will be opened in the city as per the Ministry of Railways guidelines.
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