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Jammu Railway Station beautified with 2500 plants, 15 paintings from Udhampur based foot artist

Jammu Tawi is the largest railway station in Jammu and Kashmir which connects Jammu with major cities in the country. The station came into existence around 44 years ago i.e., 1975. It functions with the station code JAT and has three platforms with seven tracks.

Recently, the railway authorities have revamped the station with newly added paintings and plants across the station premises as a part of the beautification drive. Several attractive and colorful paintings including green plants can be seen at the picturesque station.

Slowly and steadily, Railways is also working towards modernizing railway stations and incorporating state-of-the-art features and services to match airports.

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Around 2500 plants have been planted in the premises of Jammu Tawi Railway station including platforms and around 12-15 handmade paintings depicting local tourist spots. This initiative towards beautification can contribute majorly for tourism sector.

In the last few years, Jammu railway station has been upgraded with lifts, two pairs of escalators, decorated wallpapers, upgraded enquiry centres and many more.

Talking to Jammu Links News, Chetan Taneja, Divisional Traffic Manager, Railways, Jammu-Pathankot range said, "We have ensured that basic cleanliness activities are done on daily basis but apart from that, we have installed 12-15 paintings from an eminent Udhampur based Feet artist, Uttam Bhardwaj. We have tried to enhance passenger experience at the station with paintings depicting local heritage places like Mubarak Mandi Palace, Bagh-e-Baghu, Hari Palace, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Temple and more. We have installed these paintings across the station-at platforms, walls, waiting halls, station entry etc."

Uttam Bhardwaj is a Divyang foot artist and he is painting since the age of 10 years and in the last 8 years, he has painted almost 200 paintings.

Time and again, he has been appreciated by various well-known personalities of the state and country including MoS PMO Dr. Jitendra Singh. Bhardwaj is known for his determination and dedication and turning adversity into virtue.

The concerned authorities have taken a great decision to rope in local well-known artist. The paintings installed at Jammu Railway station depict local heritage and tourist spots.

"We have also installed a number of dustbins in different areas of railway station to make sure that travelers don't litter around and keep the station clean." he said.

He added, "Apart from the installation of paintings and placement of dustbins at various spots, we have also planted around 2500 plants across the station to keep it more green and clean."

Chetan Taneja, Divisional Traffic Manager, Railways, Jammu-Pathankot range said, "We are also installing solar panels in the railway station and the work will be completed within next 6-7 months. We are expecting to produce around 700KW of energy once the system is fully functional which will make us self -reliant as our daily energy requirement is approximately 500KW only."

Jammu Links Team would suggest all of our readers to visit the station and share pictures with us from their visits.



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Hardeep Bali