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ECoR GM reviews Rath Yatra rail arrangements

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Rajeev Vishnoion Monday reviewed railway arrangements for Rath Yatra – 2014 and directed officials of Khurda Road Division to give utmost priority to comforts and conveniences of pilgrims coming to Puri by Rail. 

The General Manager stressed upon safety, security and punctuality of Rath Yatra special trains, besides stressing upon sanitation and cleanliness of station premises in view of huge crowd congregation.

He directed for opening of a round-the-clock control room to look into passengers’ issues as well as smooth train operations. He informed that efforts will be made to run special trains connecting new destinations with Puri by rail to facilitate maximum participation of public in the Rath Yatra.

The review meeting emphasized on effective announcements at station and smooth disbursal of tickets through additional ticket booking counters. 

He also advised RPF personnel to remain in the highest state of alertness all through the festival period. Among others, senior Heads of Departments of East Coast Railway and Divisional Railway Manager/Khurda Road attended the review meeting.

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