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Now, you can reserve tickets at Mukundwadi

Aurangabad: Come Monday and residents of Mukundwadi can buy long-distance tickets at the station as the the railway authorities have fulfilled a long-pending demand of establishing a reservation facility.The TOI carried several reports on the sorry state of affairs at the Munkundwadi station. After over a decade of being set up, the South Central Railway (SCR) has decided to introduce the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) at the D category station besides putting in place other necessary measures.Among other positives, the station has been allotted with a new post of Railway Protection Force (RPF) to curb the nuisance created by a section of local population. The platform has also been trenched and barricaded at both the ends to prevent free movement of two-wheelers.Formally inaugurated on January 9, 2000, Mukundwadi railway station was crying for official attention for over a decade.Divisional railway manager for SCR, Nanded division, A K Sinha, said that trail run of PRS at Mukundwadi station was successfully conducted on Sunday."We appeal passengers to make full use of the ticket reservation facility at Mukundwadi. 

Aurangabad residents from north and the east parts of the city will be largely benefitted from the facility," he said.The new ticket reservation facility at Mukundwadi will operate in two shifts. From 8 am to 12 noon during first half of day and later between 2 pm and 6 pm.Chief booking clerk at Mukundwadi station Govind Pundge, said, "Ticket sale in the range of Rs 30,000 to Rs 35,000 was witnessed daily at Mukundwadi station with a passenger footfall of around 13,000 to 14,000 every day. The PRS will definitely boost income of Mukundwadi station. 


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