Patna Sahib station decked up to greet Sikh pilgrims

  • | Thursday | 14th January, 2021

Elaborate arrangements are being made at the Patna Sahib railway station that falls under the Danapur division of the East Central Railway (ECR) in view of the 354th ‘Prakashotsava’ or the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, which will be celebrated at the Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji Gurdwara from January 18 to 21.

Elaborate arrangements are being made at the Patna Sahib railway station that falls under the Danapur division of the East Central Railway (ECR) in view of the 354th ‘Prakashotsava’ or the birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, which will be celebrated at the Takhat Sri Harmandir Ji Gurdwara from January 18 to 21.

While reviewing the preparations on Wednesday, Danapur divisional railway manager (DRM) Sunil Kumar said the station’s facade would be illuminated with lights and additional sanitary staff roped in to clean the platforms, foot overbridges, and circulating areas.

“All the Covid-19 health protocols are being followed and the waiting rooms, platforms, and ticket reservation counters sanitized regularly. There are also provisions for safe drinking water on each platform and emergency medical assistance,” the DRM told this newspaper.

He added, “Railway Protection Force and Government Railway Police personnel will maintain law and order and help the passengers reach the gurdwara safely. A ‘may I help you’ booth will also become operational from January 18 to guide the pilgrims.”

At present, altogether 44 special passenger trains halt at the Patna Sahib station. The railways have also provided two-minute temporary stoppages to 14 pairs of trains at the station in view of ‘Prakashotsava’.

Later, the DRM along with senior divisional commercial manager Adhar Raj, senior divisional engineer Sujit Kuamr Jha and others visited the gurdwara.



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