Mysuru: The more than a century old Mysuru Railway Station is all set for redevelopment. It includes widening of Mysuru Railway Station entrance and getting both the reservation and unreserved counters under one roof.
On an average, every day, more than 30,000 passengers originate from this station, especially to Bengaluru. Apart from these passengers almost equal number of people come to drop these passengers. Every day, the number of people coming to Mysuru station is increasing manifold. Hence to decongest the railway station near the entry point and provide much better facilities to the passengers, the railway authorities have decided on redevelopment. The existing six platforms will remain the same.
Due to floating of passengers especially during the peak and weekend time, the entry point at Mysuru Railway Station which is narrow will be widened by 10 ft on both sides. Apart from this, reservation and unreserved ticket counters are separate. As per the proposed redevelopment plan, the reservation counter, unreserved ticket counter and enquiries will all come under one roof. Once it becomes a reality, the passengers need not move from one place to another to get reserved and unreserved tickets. As per the redevelopment plan, four reservation counters will be coming up at with the existing unreserved ticket counters. Now there are eight unreserved ticket counters; as part of the redevelopment plan, two more will be added. The present parcel office will be shifted to Platform 6 near LIC gate.
The proposed redevelopment of Mysuru Railway Station was confirmed to Newskarnataka by A K Singh, General Manager, South Western Railway. After taking charge as General Manager of South Western Railway, Singh, for the first time, had visited Mysuru a few days ago and held a meeting with Mysuru division railway officials at DRM meeting hall. During his visit to Mysuru, he also inspected the station and in appreciation of its upkeep, announced Rs 50,000 cash award.
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