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Amrit Bharat Station Scheme: 76 Railway Stations over Central Railway including 15 Railway Stations in Mumbai to enhance passenger experience and better infrastructure

Station upgradation work to be launched at three suburban Stations viz Parel, Vikhroli and Kanjurmarg by Prime Minister on Sunday

Posted On: 04 AUG 2023 8:07PM by PIB Mumbai

Mumbai, 4 August 2023

 

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is set to transform and revitalize 1309 railway stations across the nation, After its launch by PM Narendra Modi on Sunday, August 6, 2023, it will breathe new life into travel hubs and enhance the overall passenger experience.  Amrit Bharat Station scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision.

Shri Naresh Lalwani, General Manager, Central Railway stated this while addressing a press conference on laying of foundation stone for 508 Railway stations across the Nation under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. He stated that Amrit Bharat Station scheme envisages to take up 76 railway stations over Central Railway for upgradation/modernization and out of that, foundation stone will be laid at 38 stations. It involves preparation of Master Plans and their implementation in phases to improve the amenities at the stations like improvement of station access, circulating areas, waiting halls, toilets, lifts/escalators as necessary, cleanliness, free Wi-Fi, kiosks for local products through schemes like ‘One Station One Product’, better passenger information systems, Executive Lounges, nominated spaces for business meetings, landscaping etc. keeping in view the necessity at each station. The scheme also envisages improvement of building, integrating the station with both sides of the city, multimodal integration, amenities for Divyangjans, sustainable and environment friendly solutions, provision of ballastless tracks, ‘Roof Plazas’ as per necessity, phasing and feasibility and creation of city centres at the station in the long term.

A Glance at the Redevelopment of Railway Stations over Central Railway:

  • 76 stations of Central Railway will be upgraded/redeveloped under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. Stations identified are:

 

MUMBAI Division - Byculla, Chinchpokli, Parel, Matunga, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Mumbra, Diva, Shahad, Titwala, Igatpuri, Wadala Road, Sandhurst Road

 

PUNE Division -Kolhapur, Hadapsar, Chinchwad, Satara, Sangli, Karad, Talegaon, Hathkanangle, Akurdi, Baramati, Dehuroad, Kedgaon, Uruli, Lonand, Wathar, Phalton

 

NAGPUR Division - Balharshah, Betul, Chandrapur, Sewagram, Pulgaon, Dhamangaon, Amla, Narkher, Katol, Pandhurna, Junnardeo, Hinganghat, Multai, Ghoradongri, Godhani

 

BHUSAWAL Division - Badnera, Malkapur, Murtizapur, Nepanagar, Shegaon, Devlali, Manmad, Nandura, Nandgaon, Chalisgaon, Pachora, Dhule, Lasalgaon, Raver, Savda

 

SOLAPUR Division - Solapur, Kalburgi, Daund, Pandharpur, Wadi, Kurduwadi, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Latur, Shahabad, Belapur, Gangapur road, Dudhani, Osmanabad, Jeur

The General Manager, Central Railway further informed that 15 suburban stations of Mumbai have been identified to be upgraded and redeveloped, including  easing commutation and providing better passenger experience, through this endeavour of Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. He also said that Central Railway’s Mumbai Suburban Stations’ journey towards rejuvenation through the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme embodies a commitment to progress, convenience, and a brighter future for passengers. As the scheme unfolds, the station undergoing transformation under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme will reflect the harmonious blending of infrastructure and connectivity with the aspirations of a thriving Mumbai city. This will lead to elevating travel experience by way of:

  • Elegant Station Building: A new station building will redefine Station's architectural landscape, reflecting a modern and inviting design.
  • Focus on Swachh Bharat: Keeping in step with the Swachh Bharat mission, the station will introduce a modular Sewage Treatment Plant, ensuring efficient sewage treatment and a cleaner environment.
  • Aesthetic Platforms: Platforms will undergo a resurfacing and aesthetic uplift, with the introduction of captivating landscaping on platform walls.
  • Passenger Amenities: Travelers will enjoy improved amenities, including better seating, drinking water facilities, and enhanced lighting and ventilation on platforms and within the station building.
  • Enhanced Connectivity: A revamped foot over bridge, supplemented by additional lift and escalator facilities, will ease passenger movement and accessibility.
  • Guidance and Information: Modernized train indication boards and passenger-friendly signages will facilitate seamless navigation within the station premises.
  • Functional Upgrades: The existing booking office and other administrative buildings will undergo a thorough renovation, aligning them with the scheme's overarching vision.
  • Inclusivity: All improvements will be designed to be divyangjan (specially-abled) friendly, ensuring equal access and convenience for all.

 

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