Indian Railways

To provide world class amenities at railway stations, the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of 553 railway stations under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. These stations, spread across 27 States and Union Territories, will be redeveloped at a cost of over Rs 19,000 crore. These stations will act as ‘City Centres’ integrating both sides of the city. They will have modern passenger amenities like roof plaza, beautiful landscaping, inter modal connectivity, improved modern façade, kids play area, kiosks, food courts, etc. They will be redeveloped as environment friendly and Divyang friendly too. The local culture, heritage and architecture will be part of the new design of these station buildings.

Further, the Prime Minister inaugurated Gomti Nagar station in Uttar Pradesh, redeveloped at a total cost of around Rs 385 crore. To cater to the increased future passenger footfall. The station has separate arrival and departure facilities. It integrates both sides of the city. This centrally air-conditioned station has modern passenger amenities like Air Concourse, congestion free circulation, food courts and ample parking space in upper and lower basement.

The Prime Minister also laid the foundation stone, inaugurated and dedicated to the nation 1,500 Road Over Bridges and Underpasses. These Road Over Bridges and Underpasses built at a total cost of Rs 21,520 crore are spread across 24 States and Union Territories. These projects will reduce congestion, enhance safety and connectivity, improve capacity, and efficiency of rail travel.

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