Old Delhi railway station: The first Indian Railways station of the national city, Delhi Junction or Old Delhi railway station, is undergoing a massive transformation! Built in 1864, the station currently handles a total of 242 trains (originating/terminating/passing through) and 2.50 lakh passengers daily, making it one of the busiest railway stations in the country. According to Indian Railways, to upgrade and beautify the station, a comprehensive action plan was prepared in three phases – immediate measures (6 months), short-term measures (6 to 12 months) and the long-term measures (12 to 18 months). In recent months, many development works have been carried out to give a new makeover to the worn-out station. Here are some of the major improvements which have been made at the Old Delhi railway station recently:
Apart from the above-mentioned improvements, various other developmental works are under progress. According to the station director, a proposal has been sent for the provision of graffiti paintings to beautify the station complex. He also informed that there are plans to fully commercialize the first floor of the Old Delhi railway station soon. In the coming months, multipurpose stores are also likely to be opened to cater to the needs of passengers. Additionally, provision has been made for bio-toilets in collaboration with a Japanese firm, Masayuki Takeuchi.