PM Modi lays foundation stone for redevelopment of 508 railway stations

Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked a historic moment as he laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations across India. The ambitious project comes with a staggering cost of over Rs 24,470 crore and aims to modernise and revitalise railway infrastructure in the country. Spread across 27 states and union territories, including Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Maharashtra, West Bengal, and more, the redevelopment initiative seeks to provide state-of-the-art amenities and seamless inter-modal integration for passengers. Inspired by local culture and heritage, the design of station buildings will reflect India’s rich diversity. 

Furthermore, the scheme prioritises tourism and pilgrimage, transforming railway stations into bustling city centers that facilitate business activities. With a focus on user-experience, the rejuvenated stations will offer amenities like lounges, recreational facilities, restaurants, medical services, and more. Additionally, the project emphasises accessibility for people with disabilities, introducing logical signages, acoustics, CCTV cameras, and facilities for a comfortable travel experience. The Amrit Stations will also showcase India’s cultural and local heritage, making each station a symbol of modern aspirations blended with ancient heritage. PM Modi’s vision of a “Viksit Bharat” (developed India) takes a significant stride forward with this massive redevelopment initiative.

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