BENGALURU: Whitefield may be a hub of techies, but its railway station is caught in a time warp with no improvements in passenger amenities. Every day, commuters go through an ordeal at Whitefield Railway Station, which sees more than 30 trains a day, owing to the absence of basic facilities like drinking water and sanitation.Rekha S, a regular passenger, said: “It’s a struggle to get in and out of the station as there is no entrance from the southern side. One has to take the foot overbridge and walk 2km to reach the entrance in the north. Several complaints have been filed, but there have been no initiatives so far.” While Kadugodi bus stand is located at the southern side of the station, there is no proper entrance or ticket counter available, forcing people to walk over the narrow overbridge or cross the railway tracks and reach the other side. “We’re being forced to drink contaminated water, use stinking toilets and sit on the floor due to shortage of proper seating arrangements,” rued a passenger. In fact, the lone water purifier system at the station has stopped working for a few months now. There are a few water taps on the platforms, but the water is not fit for drinking. Passengers are also forced to walk till the entrance to use a washroom because there is no toilet facility on the platforms. Ravita TS, who works at Bagmane Tech Park, said, “When I return home in the evening, roads near the station are too dark. It’s a nightmare to walk from the railway station as there are no proper streetlights.” A senior SWR official said they will look into the complaints and action will be initiated to improve facilities at the station.