On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) via video link to initiate the rejuvenation of 13 railway stations across the country.
The Ambitious Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS): Transforming 1,309 Railway Stations
- The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) aims to transform and revitalize 1,309 railway stations across the nation, enhancing the overall passenger experience and making them world-class travel hubs.
- As part of this initiative, work on 508 stations in various States commenced, with an investment of ₹25,000 crore. In the State, 13 railway stations will receive a modern makeover with an investment of ₹303 crore.
List of Stations Under ABSS in the State
The 13 railway stations selected for the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme are as follows:
|S. No.||Railway Stations|
|12.||Kalaburagi Jn. (Gulbarga)|
Features of Rejuvenated Stations
The rejuvenated railway stations under the ABSS will offer world-class amenities and facilities. Some of the features that these stations will incorporate include:
- Roof plaza
- Shopping zone
- Food court
- Children’s play area
- Segregated entry and exit gates
- Multi-level parking
- Lifts and escalators
- Executive lounge
- Waiting area
- Physically challenged-friendly facilities
With such amenities in place, these railway stations will not only enhance the passenger experience but also become iconic landmarks in the cities they serve. The integration of multi-modal connectivity will further transform these stations into centers of socio-economic activities in their respective regions.
The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS): Revolutionizing Railway Stations and Ushering in a New Era of Modern Transportation Facilities
The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) is set to revolutionize railway stations across India, making them world-class travel hubs with state-of-the-art amenities ushering in a new era of modern and efficient transportation facilities.
With the inauguration of the ABSS, the Prime Minister has taken a significant step towards transforming the railway infrastructure and improving the overall passenger experience in the country.
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