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Amrit Bharat Station Scheme: Ministry of Railways to renovate 1,000 small stations

The Ministry of Railways has developed a new scheme to modernize over 1000 small stations over the coming year. The stations will be equipped with facilities inspired by the mega-upgradation of marquee stations. This scheme will be a part of the Ministry of Railways Station Redevelopment Drive and Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.

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Ministry of Railways to renovate 1,000 small stations – Key Points

  • The stations will include provisions for rooftop plazas, longer platforms, ballastless tracks, and 5G connectivity.
  • The scheme will subsume all previous redevelopment projects where work is yet to begin.
  • The scheme aims to prepare Master Plans of the Railway Stations and implementation of the Master Plan in phases to enhance the facility.
  • The plans and consequences will be approved based on factors such as footfall and inputs from stakeholders.
  • Zonal Railways have been given the responsibility of selecting stations that will be approved by a committee of senior railway officials.
  • The model envisages low-cost redevelopment of stations which can be executed timely.
  • The scheme aims to relocate old buildings in a cost-efficient manner so that space is released for higher priority passengers-related activities and future development may be carried out.
  • These stations are aimed to be redeveloped in an expedited manner.

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