Ministry of railways launched amrit bharat station scheme

Ministry of Railways has launched Amrit Bharat Station Scheme for the development of stations on Indian Railways. So far, 1309 Stations as appended have been identified for development under this scheme.

Modernisation/upgradation of railway stations is a continuous and ongoing process. Ministry of Railways also envisages exploration of various models for development and/or maintenance of railway stations including Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC), non-EPC modes etc. and a minuscule number of stations under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

Further, development/redevelopment/upgradation of Railway Stations is complex in nature involving safety of passengers & trains and requires various statutory clearances such as fire clearance, heritage, tree cutting, airport clearance etc. The progress also gets affected due to brown field related challenges such as shifting of utilities, (involving water/sewage lines, optical fibre cables, gas pipe lines, power/signal cables etc.,) infringements, operation of trains without hindering passenger movement, restrictions due to works carried out in close proximity of high voltage power lines etcand these factors affect the completion timeTherefore, no time frame can be indicated at this stage.


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