Based on inputs by Shahid Kazi
New Delhi railway station will have its waiting rooms upgraded to lounges similar to those at airports. The lounge room facilities will be available at rate of Rs 10 per hour.
As per TOI report, Delhi division railway manager RN Singh said, “The New Delhi station will soon have a new look waiting lounges with upgraded and plush interiors, modern furniture and toilets and additional amenities like travel desk, printers, food stall, free magazines, tea/coffee machines and DTH TV service so that passengers can utilise their waiting time in a productive manner.”
Upgraded cloak rooms will provide digital locker service at minimal cost. The uncomfortable steel seats will be replaced by cushion-based seats and sofas.
Some other facilities like food trolleys, charging points, printing facilities, vending machines and travel desk will also be provided to the passengers.
The lounges will reportedly have glass walls which will allow passengers to have a direct view of the platform. and entry to these lounges will be regulated by a card-based system.
He further told the national daily that the cost has been kept low in order to encourage more people to use the lounge room instead of crowding the platforms especially during peak hours. Similar lounge rooms will also be visible in Nizamuddin and Old Delhi railway stations soon.
The report stated that these upgraded cloak rooms with digital lockers will have CCTV surveillance. Passengers will be able to use the digital locker service through the mobile app and can pay for the same using digital wallets as well.