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At the Coimbatore Junction, a battery car is operated to serve the aged and persons with disabilities. But, it can be driven only up to the staircase after which they have to use the steps to come down. Likewise, the car can pick the passengers only from the staircase point at the platform to the coaches.

The railway authorities can construct a railway bridge from the cycle stand on the front side and from the parcel office from the back side leading to all the six platforms to ease the driving of battery car. Also in cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai, Madurai and Tiruchi, the platforms can be reached directly from the road. Only in Coimbatore, staircase is the only way to reach the platforms. I request the railway authorities to prepare a mini master plan and solve this issue.

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