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Separate queues for better traffic management at Kurla terminus

In a bid to reduce chaos at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus at Kurla,the Central railway has arranged for separate queues for vehicles at the terminus.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai |
May 11, 2009 10:59:00 pm

In a bid to reduce chaos at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) at Kurla,the Central railway (CR) has arranged for separate queues for vehicles at the terminus.

According to Shriniwas Mudgerikar,chief spokesperson for CR,the Central Railway has received complaints from passengers about the bad traffic management.

“So we decided to implement separate queues for autorickshaws,taxis and private vehicles to end the congestion. Many a time,in the absence of queues,auto and taxi drivers used to block the way. This often led to clogging of traffic,” said Mudgerikar. “We have also sought help from the traffic police and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to implement this new change effectively.”

Apart from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) and Dadar,LTT is an important terminal station for long distance trains. It also plays a pivotal role in dispersing the long distance traffic system.

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The CR has also made provisions under which commuters can buy tickets from the ticket windows at LTT. “Earlier,it used to be the case that commuters at LTT had to come to Tilak Nagar station to get suburban tickets. Now,we have dedicated two windows from where the tickets will be issued to suburban travellers,” said Mudgerikar.

The CR would also be deputing a gazetted officer who will look into the overall activities at Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. There will also be videographing system to avoid such problems.

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