Nagpur Division of Central Railways led by Smt. Richa Khare, DRM awarded an innovative contract for provision of e-Wheelchair service at Nagpur and Ajni Railway Station. The service shall implement the contract to provide Airport like service which shall be available for booking through a â€˜Mobile Appâ€™ named AAS e-Wheelchair. Passengers want to avail this service can book the service before deboarding / reaching at station and can may payment through the mobile App.
Nagpur being the Medical Hub of Central India attracts many patients from Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Vidarbha region and this service shall provide an hassle free amenity to the Railway Commuters. The service shall be available with an attendant with a fixed amount of charge of Rs. 250/- including GST.
This first of its kind service over Central Railways and Second in Country after Delhi Division of Northern Railway shall also augment Rs. 2.25 Lakhs annual Non Fare Revenue to the Railways. This is 36th Innovative Idea Earning contract awarded by Nagpur Division of Central Railways since 2019 under the reformative New & Innovative idea for Non Fare Revenue Scheme (NINFRIS) Policy of Railway Board. This important passenger amenity contract in line with â€˜Make in Indiaâ€™ & â€˜Digital Indiaâ€™ initiatives of Govt. of India was finalized under direction of Shri Manoj Tiwari Additional Divisional Railway Manager, Shri Krishnath Patil, Sr. DCM by Shri. Vijay C Thool, ACM (Coaching) & Shri. Tara Prasad Acharya, Chief Commercial Inspector (NFR).