To rid passengers of delayed arrival and departure to and from the city, five new platforms are being built, two at Charbagh railway station and three at Transportnagar. Charbagh has only nine platforms against the present-day requirement of 16 to operate more than 300 trains daily. Besides, short length of platforms makes them unfit to accommodate a 24-coach train.
A passenger station with a home and an island (with two faces) platform would be built at Transportnagar under the doubling and electrification of Utrethia-Alamnagar line while two island platforms will be constructed at Charbagh under the yard remodelling project.
Transport Nagar lies on UTR - Alamnagar bypass line
So all trains running from ndls/MB side towards sln / rbl have the scope.
Fd / gkp / cnb bound trains have no scope.
Charbagh has ennough space for 6 more platforms, why they content only with 2. They could have added 6 new platforms & then one by one they should have started lengthening of remining platforms.
Agreed, it shouldn't be used the way ECR used PPTA...i.e. as a terminating/originating pt. for trains.
NR has clearly mis-utilised the land at Charbagh. NR Lucknow Division needs to learn from NER Lucknow in terms of every thing.
Untill the Goods Yard is shifted from Charbagh to either Alamnagar or Transport Nagar, more than 2 or 3 platforms is not practical