New Delhi: To augment the emergency medical facilities at railway stations, policy guidelines for setting up of chemist stalls/corners are already in vogue vide Commercial Circular number 50/2000 dated 03.11.2000 and Commercial Circular number 67/2008 dated 02.12.2008 wherein Zonal Railways have been advised to provide Chemist Stalls at all A1 Category of stations. At present, 21 exclusive chemist stalls are operational on Indian Railways. The names of stations where chemist stalls as provided by Zonal Railways are Appended. Further, pursuant to announcement made in Rail Budget 2016-17, in order to have a single outlet/stall at platforms for non-catering items required during travelling, it has been decided to set up Multi Purpose Stalls (MPS) at railway stations wherein items permitted for sale are miscellaneous items, books/magazines/news paper, chemist stall items-OTC (over the counter) medicines and non-pharmacy items viz. dry/spray milk powder etc. In the MPS policy, individuals are also eligible to participate in the bidding process.
The names of stations where chemist stalls as provided by Zonal Railways are as under:-
|Zonal Railway||No. of Exclusive Chemist Stall||Name of Station|
|Central||2||Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus|
|East Coast||3||Visakhapatnam, Bhubaneswar, Puri|
|North Western||1||Jodhpur Jn.|
|South Central||2||Secunderabad Jn., Vijayawada Jn.|
|South East Central||2||Raipur Jn., Bilaspur Jn.|
|Western||8||Mumbai Church Gate, Mumbai Central, Andheri, Valsad, Surat, Vadodara Jn., Ahmedabad Jn., Ujjain Jn.|
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 11.08.2017 (Friday).