Pune: From having spit-stained walls and being a haven for beggars, the Pimpri railway station is set for a makeover, which started last year and is expected to get over in the next one-and-a-half months.
An amount of Rs 60 lakh has been made available in financial year 2017-18.
German conglomerate ThyssenKrupp, as a part its CSR, has already provided Rs 80 lakh for 2016-17. Works such as building of a toilet block on UP platform, painting of walls, general improvement of the station and construction of an underground water tank have been completed.
The railway administration and the ThyssenKrupp management on Thursday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the beautification of the Pimpri railway station. DRM Milind Deoskar inaugurated the work already completed by the company.
In the next phase, a toilet block on 'Down' platform will be built. LED lights with all fittings will be installed. A green patch will be developed and trees will be planted.
“With rigorous persuasion by the railway authorities, ThyssenKrupp agreed to provide Rs 60 lakh for 2017-18, for which the MoU has been signed,” said Krishnath Patil, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Pune railway division.