Gwalior: Renowned for being a host to some mesmerizing palaces and historical buildings, Gwalior would soon be developed into a new railway junction. As a part of its explanation plan, many new trains would ply to Mumbai and South India from the city, informed general manager of NCR, Harish Chandra Joshi.

On an official tour to Gwalior, Joshi told media persons, “There are many problems in starting new trains from New Delhi as the national capital does not have the space to harbour more trains, therefore plans are afoot to develop Gwalior and Agra station to start new trains from these the two important cities.”

He admitted “At present giving a halt to trains like Rajdhani at Agra and Gwalior is not possible, but the issue would be sorted out after new trains are started from these two railway stations.”

Joshi informed that the master plan of the Gwalior station is being developed in such a way that the narrow gauge would be shifted and replaced with broad gauge. In addition, the goods shed would also be shifted to Rairu, which is 15km away from the main station.

It has been decided that for the narrow gauge a new station would be developed in Tanshen Road, which would prove sufficient space for many trains. Apart from this, the Birla Nagar station would also be developed and a new platform would be constructed for the movement of new trains. It has to be ensured that new trains operate from Birla Nagar station, because starting new trains from both stations would prove a herculean task.

Joshi informed that under the plan to provide hi-tech facilities at Gwalior station, an escalator has already been installed.


(JPN/Bureau)