India PM Modi to lay foundation stone Sunday for redevelopment of 508 railway stations across country

Narendra Modi. PM addressing at the inauguration and laying the foundation stone of various projects at Pune, in Maharashtra on August 01, 2023. Photo Courtesy: PIB


New Delhi/IBNS: PM Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations across the length and breadth of the country on Sunday at 11 AM via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister has often laid stress on the provision of state-of-the-art public transport.

Noting that railways are the preferred mode of transport for people across the country, he has emphasised the importance of providing world-class amenities at railway stations.

Guided by this vision, the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme was launched to redevelop 1309 stations across the country, read a statement issued by the government.

As part of this scheme, the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 stations is being laid by the Prime Minister.

These stations will be redeveloped at a cost of more than Rs 24,470 crores. Master Plans are being prepared for the development of these stations as ‘City Centres’, with proper integration of both sides of the city.

This integrated approach is driven by the holistic vision of the overall urban development of the city, centred around the railway station.

These 508 stations are spread across 27 states and union territories, including 55 each 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 each in Gujarat and Telangana, 20 in Jharkhand, 18 each in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 15 in Haryana, 13 in Karnataka among others.

The redevelopment will provide modern passenger amenities along with ensuring well-designed traffic circulation, inter-modal integration and well-designed signage for guidance of passengers.

The design of the station buildings will be inspired by local culture, heritage and architecture.