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Press Release No. 24209-10-2020

दक्षिण पश्चिम रेलवे/ SOUTH WESTERN RAILWAY

प्रेस विज्ञप्ति/ Press Release No. 242  Dt: 06.10.2020


Shri. Ajay Kumar Singh, General manager, South Western Railway, conducted inspection of Arsikere Station and conducted rear window inspection of Arsikere to Mysuru section in Mysuru railway division . Shri Singh declared new running room  facility open . Along with Smt. Aparna Garg, Divisional Railway Manager, Mysuru , Principal Chief Engineer Shri Vipul Kumar , Principal Mechanical Engineer Shri P. Ravi Kumar, Principal Chief Electrical Engineer Shri Sanjay Agrawal  and other Senior Officials of South Western Railway were present . This running room for   loco pilots and guards, Built at a cost of Rs 2.71 crores, is fully air-conditioned with 40 rooms for men and 02 rooms for women. The running room is provided with facilities necessary for the loco pilots and guards to rest. State of art furniture are provided in rooms apart from   facilities like Dining hall, Yoga/Meditation Room, recreation room, a well equipped modern kitchen etc are some of the good  features of the  building. An organic garden called Vasudha is also developed to supply organic vegetables for the kitchen of running room.

Later in the day, the General Manager will inaugurated Railway Institute and renovated Tennis Court at Mysuru. Railway Institute is basically established for the recreational purposes of its employees has been given a new facelift by renovating the existing building. The renovated Institute consists of Gymnasium, Carrom room, Yoga Hall, TV lounge, Table Tennis for recreational purpose. The aesthetics of the building is enhanced by provision of garden area, fencing the boundaries etc. Adjacent to Railway Institute, the available a Tennis court was established way back in 1950s. This court has witnessed games of the Indian Tennis legends namely Shri. Vijay Amrithraj and Shri. Ramesh Krishnan. Over the years, the court became defunct and has been in disuse. This  has been given a new facelift now .  The second entry of the Station building is now marked as West gate with clear backlit indication boards in the entrance to help passengers.

Railway being the major supplier of essential goods and commodities in this tough time, to ease the Railway and customer interface, Commercial department of Mysore Division has developed a Mobile application called: SWIFT- Single Window for Integrated Freight Transportation. This app will help the customers: to know the procedure to book parcel and freight step by step, to locate the nearby goods sheds, contact number of respective staff , special trains running , types of wagons for types of commodities and interactive ‘May I Help’ interface. The app will be launched by Shri Ajay Kumar Singh, GM, SWR Electronically. This App has been made available in play store for downloading.  GM said that “one stop destination for freight and parcel customers   this is the need of the hour  to increase the ease of doing business and to capture the new traffic to railways. This will be extremely helpful to customers”.

                                                          Chief Public Relations Officer                                                                             South Western Railway, Hubballi


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