18 April 2017

Upgradation of facilities at Hubballi Station during the last year

Hubballi station has recognized as best maintained major station of South Western Railway. During the year 2016-17 the following facilities have been provided to enhance Passenger amenities at Hubballi Station for the convenience of Rail users.
As a part of modernizing the stations 2 nos. of escalators in up direction have been provided o­ne each at Platform No.2/3 & Platform No.4/5.

New PRS office has been shifted from Concourse to Basement/Commercial Block of Station building to avoid congestion & crowding at concourse for purchase of unreserved tickets in the last minute.In addition to reduce overcrowding and to comply the Budget announcement ‘Operation 5 Minutes’,2 Coin operated Ticket Vending Machines (CoTVM) & 4 Automatic Ticket Vending Machines (ATVMs) have been provided in concourse for quick availability of unreserved tickets to passengers.

In tune with the innovative of “Digital India” free Wi-Fi connectivity has been provided for passengers with Android mobile connection at Hubbali Station.

Additional cover over Platform No.1 i.e.48 m towards Dharwad end near Foot Over Bridge and 24 m towards Gadag end near subway has been provided during this year.With this Platform No.1 is fully covered.

To improve the aesthetics of stations, Murals have been provided at lower circulating area in front of the station building.

For improving landscaping around the Station premises, Tree plantation drive has been initiated and saplings planted during Swachh Bharat abhiyan.

As an initiative towards Swachh Bharat, Cement Concrete Apron has been provided at Platform No.4 at a cost of Rs.1.71 Crs.Work is in progress for Cement Concrete Apron o­n Platform No.5 also.

For the convenience of Waitlisted/RAC passengers, digital display charts have been provided at the main entrance of the Platform No.1.

To facilitate purified water for passengers at comparatively cheaper rate, Water vending machines have been provided at PF/ -1, PF - 2/3 (2 Nos.) & PF – 4/5 (2 Nos.). In addition, Cool drinking water hubs has been provided by Akhil Bharatiya Shri Rajendra Jain Nav Yuvak Parishad.

Railway Budget announcement “Baby Care Corner” is available at Ladies Waiting room, Upper Class Waiting Room & Sleeper Class Waiting Room for the convenience of lady passengers with infants & babies.

Child Care Protection has been started at PF No.1 by Social Organisation, Belgaum Diases Social Service Society, Dharwad, 24 x 7 with toll free No.1098.

Urinals have been provided o­n PF No.1 (Gadag end), New PRS office and Parcel Office.

Cloak Room facility has been provided at PF No.1.

“Higginbothams” bookstall has been reallocated to PF No.1.

The following facilities are in the pipeline & planned to be provided shortly at Hubballi Station.

Battery operated ferry cars for plying senior citizens and specially abled citizens will be operational soon.

Second entry to Station from Gadag road side is also being planned.