Unique DelhiEdited By: Abhinav SinghUpdated: Aug 06, 2023, 03:36 PM IST
The 508 railway stations, centered for redevelopment, are dispensed all the arrangement through 27 states and Union Territories Photograph:(ANI)
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Below the mission, fully funded by the central authorities, 508 stations, unfold all the arrangement through 27 states and Union Territories will almost definitely be fully revamped in two years
Indian High Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (August 6) nearly laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations all the arrangement through India as fragment of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, estimated to cost $3 billion (Rs 24,470 crore). The mission is being pegged as one in all essentially the most full of life infrastructure push by the authorities in recent years.
“India, which is transferring against the aim of pattern, is first and predominant of its Amrit Kaal (golden age). There is recent energy, there would possibly be recent inspiration, there are recent resolutions. On this light, nowadays a brand recent chapter can also be initiating in the history of Indian Railways,” said PM Modi all through the address.
“Round 1300 major railway stations in India will now be developed as Amrit Bharat Railway Station. They will almost definitely be re-developed in a recent arrangement. Of those, work on the redevelopment of 508 Amrit Bharat Railway Stations begins nowadays,” he said.
“It’s probably you’ll possibly well possibly presumably imagine how substantial of a drive that is doubtless to be for the infrastructure, Railways and most importantly for the overall other folks of my country.”
PM Modi added that one and all rail tracks will almost definitely be electrified in the country, highlighting that the selection of railway stations generating electrical energy from solar panels had reached extra than 1,200.
“Over the last 9 years, we now enjoy made yarn investments in the Railways. Extra than Rs 2.5 lakh crore has been allotted in this 365 days’s funds for the Railways. This funds is 5 times extra than the funds of 2014.”
He also took a swipe at the opposition asserting it changed into “stuck to perspective of would possibly well well possibly now not work, would possibly well well possibly now not let work”.
A day forward of the launch, Union Railways Minister Ashwinin Vaishnaw said PM Modi changed into “for my piece” monitoring the mission.
“Our prime minister is for my piece monitoring the development of these railway stations. He has given inputs in designs of these stations and is doubtless to be laying the foundation of these 508 stations,” he said.
What is the redevelopment mission?
Below the mission, fully funded by the central authorities, 508 stations, unfold all the arrangement through 27 states and Union Territories will almost definitely be fully revamped in two years.
Of the 508 stations, 55 will almost definitely be in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, 49 in Bihar, 44 in Maharashtra, 37 in West Bengal, 34 in Madhya Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 25 in Odisha, 22 in Punjab, 21 every in Gujarat and Telangana, 20 in Jharkhand, 18 every in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 15 in Haryana and 13 in Karnataka.
The redevelopment is aimed at providing recent companies and varied companies to the passengers. Additionally, the revamp will construct distinct effectively-designed traffic circulation inter-modal integration and effectively-designed signage for the guidance of passengers, in step with the High Minister’s Plot of industrial (PMO).
(With inputs from companies)