Railways Arrangements for Kumbh Mela in Ujjain , MP

By | March 2, 2016

Arrangements for Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh 

To cater to the expected influx of pilgrims during Simhastha Kumbh Mela at Ujjain, Indian Railways has planned to run special trains including DEMU/MEMU,  augmentation of load of existing trains and, also, providing of temporary stoppage on Mail/Express trains to the extent justified and feasible.

In view of the importance and based upon the anticipated volume and pattern of rail traffic during the forthcoming Kumbh Mela in 2016, the following passenger amenities at Ujjain Railway Station and adjoining satellite stations such as Nagda, Vikramnagar, Shipra Bridge, Fatehabad, Nalkhri, Chintaman Ganesh, Pingleshwar, Indore, Ratlam, Pawasa, Mohanpura etc. have been sanctioned at various stations.

The details of works completed/works taken up at Ujjain and adjoining stations viz. Vikramnagar, Pawasa, Mohanpura, Nagda, Indore, Ratlam, Naikheri, Pingleshwar etc. are as under:

  1. Ujjain Railway Station

(i)    The following works have been completed:

◦                    Improvement to shelter at Platform No.2/3, 4/5 & 6/7

◦                    Raising of platform Nos.1, 2/3 & 4/5

◦                    Extension of platform shelter at Platform No.1, 4/5 & 8

◦                    Improvement to circulating area

  • Development of sitting space with shed at Nagda end on platform No.1
  • Additional Foot Over Bridge (FOB) at Bhopal end
  • Extension of existing FOB at Nagda end
  • Additional entry and development of circulating area at Neel Ganga Colony side

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(ii)   The following works have been taken up:

  • Provision of out to out FOB
  • Augmentation of drinking water arrangements
  • Provision of Multiline train arrival/departure display board
  1. Vikram Nagar Railway Station

The following works have been completed:

  • Augmentation of drinking water arrangements & toilet facilities
  • Improvement to circulating area
  1. Works for Provision of temporary halt stations at Pawasa & Mohanpura have been taken up.

The following works have been completed at Pawasa:

  • Development of rail level platform
  • Provision of toilet facility

Work of provision of drinking water facility at Pawasa has been taken up.

The following works have been completed at Mohanpura:

  • Development of rail level platform
  • Provision of drinking water & toilet facilities
  1. Nagda Railway Station

The following works have been taken up:

  • Replacement of interconnecting FOB at Kota end
  • Provision of Multiline train arrival/departure display board
  • Raising of platform No.4/5 from medium level to high level
  • Extension of covered shed on Platform No.4/5.
  1. Indore Railway Station – The following work has been taken up:
  • Provision of Multiline train arrival/departure display board
  1. Ratlam Railway Station

(i) The following work has been taken up:

  • Extension of FOB
  • Augmentation of drinking water facility

In addition, provision of additional facilities namely drinking water taps and toilets has been completed at Naikheri and Pingleshwar stations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 26.02.2016 (Friday).

Source Ministry of Railways 01-March, 2016 1

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