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Arunachal Guv unhappy with railway amenities

Arunachal Pradesh

Itanagar:  Arunachal Pradesh’s new Governor J P Rajkhowa today expressed displeasure over lack of amenities and hygiene at Naharlagun railway station after a surprise visit.

The Governor, who visited the station last evening, inspected hygiene, security setup and amenities for passengers including catering services.

He expressed displeasure over the conditions at the station, a Raj Bhavan communique said today.

There was no provision for supply of drinking water, tea and food stuff as not a single shop has been awarded licence to open catering service, it said.

Rajkhowa said although the railway station is new and launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi with much fanfare, but the wagons are very old.

“The station is under-staffed and cleanliness is not in accordance to the vision of Prime Minister’s Swachchh Bharat (initiative),” he said.

Interacting with railway officials, Rajkhowa pointed out that the bogies should be replaced with new ones, cleanliness must be maintained at all costs and it should be adequately staffed.

Accompanied by his wife Rita Rajkhowa, the governor also visited the Naharlagun helipad, the communiqué added.

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