The entry and exit at Visakhapatnam Railway Station has been revised from Wednesday (April 14) in view of accelerating variety of COVID-19 circumstances. The target of the transfer is to keep away from overcrowding on railway platforms and to comprise the unfold of the pandemic.
All passengers going to board the trains need to report at Gnanapuram entry (platform no.8 aspect) at Gate no.4. And after thermal scanning, they have been permitted into the station. Automobiles coming to drop passengers ought to enter by the arch at Gnanapuram-end and exit by the arch at Convent Junction-end.
PF no.1 is just for exit (the passengers arriving in Visakhapatnam might be despatched by PF no.1) from Gate no.1. The automobiles coming to pickup the passengers could have to take action on the exit arch close to RTC bus cease.
On Wednesday morning, PF-1 wore a abandoned look with only some passengers on the benches. The distributors working numerous parlours and meals joints have been seen soliciting prospects. A parlour organiser says, “This has been the scenario for the previous two weeks with many of the trains being taken on PF-3, PF-4 and PF-5. Passengers, particularly girls and senior residents are dealing with difficulties in going up and down the Foot-Over-Bridge (FOB) with their baggage. The escalators will not be working more often than not and with solely travelling passengers allowed into the station, it’s changing into all of the harder for them.”
“The common revenue for our stall, which is round ₹5,000 a day has dropped to ₹1,200 yesterday and now with PF-1 getting used just for exit of passengers, we could have to shut the store,” he mentioned.
Equally, the entry and exit factors in any respect the stations over the division have been earmarked and passengers ought to strictly adhere to the norms. The passengers have to hold their very own meals and linen in the course of the journey as there could be no provide of blankets, in keeping with Senior Divisional Business Supervisor A.Ok. Tripathi.