According to Mr Indra Ghosh, DRM, ECOR -Waltair Division plans several new initiatives for Visakhapatnam Railway Station including covering of all platforms, a new building for the parcel office on Platform six, giving a new look to the station and increasing passenger amenities.
Some of these such as RRI, Yard remodeling, Automatic signaling, Extension of platform nos. 1, provision of High Mast tower lights, putting up improved platform lights placing Decorative flower pots on platform no.1, awarding Cleaning contracts, laying of Kota stone flooring on platform no.1, provision of integrated IVRS for specific train enquiry and PNR enquiry, PC based announcement system have already been completed.
Several more including landscaping, putting up decorative murals and providing filtered / sterilized water are in progress.
Apart from Visakhapatnam, five other railway stations - Koraput, Paravathipuram, Bobbili, Simhachalam, Cheepurupalli - are being upgraded in a similar manner.
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