We were there on Madagaon Railway station on 3rd Jan 2016 and took train to Hubli at 8 am. We went there for new year celebration.The station was the dirtiest of all stations, I have ever seen. Papers/litters/plastic thrown all around the station and on the tracks and it was stinking. There were hundreds of foreign passengers waiting for train. I felt ashamed in front of foreigners.
TRAINS COMING FROM MANGALORE SIDE INVARIABLY ARRIVE ONLY ON PLAT FORM NO.3. TO GO TO PLAT FORM NO.3 FROM THE STATION MAIN ENTRANCE IS A HERCULEAN TASK ESPECIALLY FOR THE ELDERLY AND DIFFABLED PASSENGERS. THERE ARE A HUGE FLIGHT OF STEPS WHICH HAVE TO BE CROSSED BEFORE REACHING THE PLATFORM. EVEN IF YOU TRY TO USE THE BACK ENTRANCE OF THE STATION TO GO TO PLAT FORM NO.3 THE TASK IS EVEN MORE DIFFICULT SINCE THERE ARE NO PORTERS. IT IS A TOUGH TASK FOR THE ELDERLY AND LADIES TO CLIMB THE STAIRS AND REACH THE PLATFORM WITH THE HEAVY LUGGAGE IN HAND. HENCE THE RAILWAYS SHOULD IMMEDIATELY INTRODUCE ESCALATORS FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE PASSENGERS. THEY SHOULD ALSO ENSURE THAT THE ESCALATORS ARE IN WORKING CONDITION.