PM Modi Lays Foundation for Redevelopment of 508 Railway Stations, Including 25 in Odisha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations across India under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, with an estimated cost of Rs 24,470 crore. Notably, 25 stations in Odisha will undergo significant transformation.

The Amrit Bharat Railway Station initiative aims to modernize approximately 1300 major railway stations in India. The redevelopment work begins today and focuses on creating state-of-the-art facilities to meet passenger requirements for the next 50 years.

According to Union Minister of Railways, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the government has undertaken substantial efforts to develop railways in the past nine years. The revamped stations will prioritize passenger amenities, providing modern equipment, rooftop plazas, and improved facilities for women and Divyangs.

The redesign of stations will include well-planned traffic circulation, inter-modal integration, and clear signage for passenger guidance. Moreover, the station buildings’ designs will draw inspiration from local culture, heritage, and architecture.

PM Modi highlighted India’s rising prominence in the world, attributing it to a stable majority government and its commitment to finding permanent solutions to various challenges.

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