Ludhiana:The business of porters at the Ludhiana Railway Station is being affected due to therolling suitcases of the passengers and their hopes to get something in 2017 budgethas also went in to the ashes after the budget . As the porters at local station rues that maximum passengers in present era carries a rolling suitcase so they don’t hire them to take their luggage outside railway station from the past few years, “Our life is becoming hard day by day”, rue Ram Parsad porter with the tense face at railway station waiting for passengers to earn his livelihood for the day at station.Moreover they oppose the proposal of bringing the luggage carrying trolleys like in New Delhi, which would further affect their business.
Porters rue that after trolleys their work would almost finish at the Ludhiana Railway Station as the passengers would prefer to take trolleys only. It was announced in the budget.”If trolleys would come then out work would be finished. We don’t want them here”, said concerned porters at the Ludhiana RailwayStation. The modern Luggage trolleyswith brakes, similar to those provided at airports (standard dimensions) will be provided for the round clock service at the railway stations here.
trolleys should be provided by service providers who will be engaged for each station through separate open-tender process to be followed by Zonal Railways. It will be clarified by Zonal Railways that “Rail Yatri Sevaks” are deployed by service provider.The passengers can make use of trolleys comfortable to take their luggage outside stations by paying just small amount of the rupees. The Station Superintendent, Ludhiana, Ashok Salaria said that about the launch andstatus of this proposal they don’t have any intimation.
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