HUBANESWAR: Passengers on Thursday welcome the Centre’s budget announcement to put in Wi-Fi facility all told stations and improve rider security by fixing CCTV cameras in trains.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley in his budget announcement aforementioned all railway stations and trains are supplied with Wi-Fi facility for data and recreation. “This also will change individuals in rural areas, together with ladies and youth, to access the web and enhance their data and skills,” aforementioned an announcement issued by the Railways.
Manoj Pradhan, a youth from Ganjam, aforementioned the installation of Wi-Fi in tiny stations like Ganjam and Chatrapur are useful for the native youths to access web services without charge. “Our tiny stations weren’t coming back beneath the Wi-Fi comes, however this announcement can cowl our stations. it’ll facilitate the youths to browse and transfer many documents and videos,” he added.
East Coast Railway (ECoR) headquartered at Bhubaneswar encompasses a total of 313 stations beneath its jurisdiction. it’s already created around sixty stations Wi-Fi enabled until date.
Jaitley additionally declared that Indian Railways can established CCTV cameras across all stations and trains to reinforce safety and security of passengers. Around 250 rider trains ar plying within the ECoR zone daily.
“It is incredibly risky to travel alone with bags throughout evening time. generally criminals loot and misconduct with the ladies and obtain down from the train. It becomes terribly tough to search out the criminal. Installation of CCTV and readying of security personnel can produce a way of concern among the criminals,” aforementioned Devirupa Samal from Bhadrak.
Recently, a woman was raped by a youth in Bhubaneswar-Mumbai Konark specific throughout evening time. “The government ought to proactively take security of passengers, particularly ladies, seriously,” she superimposed.
Some passengers additionally criticized the railway for not saying any new train or any specific announcement for Odisha. However, a railway representative aforementioned ECoR can issue the detail allocations for Odisha and ECoR on Gregorian calendar month five.
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