World Class Facilities at Indian Railway Stations
Indian Railway Stations|Source: https://www.financialexpress.com/
Ministry of Railways has planned for providing enhanced facilities at Indian Railway Stations under the ‘Station Redevelopment Scheme’.
It includes various provisions like congestion-free non-conflicting entry/exit to the station premises, segregation of arrival/departure of passengers, adequate concourse area without overcrowding, integration of both sides of the city, integration with other modes of transport systems e.g. Bus, Metro, etc., user-friendly international signage, well illuminated circulating area and sufficient provision for drop off, pick up & parking etc.
The redevelopment work is initiated in Nagpur, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus & Ajni stations in Maharashtra; Habibganj & Gwalior Stations in Madhya Pradesh; Gandhinagar & Sabarmati station in Gujarat; Ayodhya & Gomti Nagar stations in Uttar Pradesh; Safdarjung & New Delhi stations in Delhi; Tirupati & Nellore stations in Andhra Pradesh and Dehradun, Amritsar, Ernakulam and Puducherry in the state of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Kerala and Union territory of Puducherry respectively.
The station redevelopment program is first of its kind and complex in nature and requires detailed techno-financial feasibility studies and various statutory clearances from Urban/local bodies etc. Therefore, no time-frame can be indicated at this stage.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.