ECoR's special-drive to keep Puri station clean during Rath Yatra
The East Coast Railway will launch a special drive to keep the Puri railway station in Odisha clean during the Rath Yatra, an official said. "As a part of our contribution to Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, it is extremely important for us to present the railway station in its best condition during the entire Rath Yatra period," ECoR General Manager Umesh Singh said yesterday.
184 special trains announced; Singh reviews security arrangements
This year, Railways already announced 184 special trains to be run in addition to normal trains for Rath Yatra. Some more special trains are also being planned and the total number of trains is likely to touch 190. Singh reviewed security arrangements and stressed upon proper crowd management by the RPF and GRP. Extra CCTV cameras would be put at crucial points, he said.
Punctuality of all incoming trains to be monitored
Singh said that punctuality of all incoming trains would be monitored from originating points. The Rath Yatra App developed by ECoR will be of great help, and Live Train Information will be displayed on that. Another new feature is a truck-mounted Accident Relief Vehicle which can quickly reach Puri station in case of requirement, he said. Rath Yatra will be held on July 14.