The Indian Railways is currently redeveloping 508 railway stations across India, with 21 of these stations falling under the jurisdiction of the South Central Railway (SCR) in Telangana.
The estimated cost of the redevelopment of 21 stations around Rs 895 crore.
On 6 August, Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiated the redevelopment of these stations as part of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS). The aim is to transform Adilabad Railway Station with a contemporary design and top-notch facilities, positioning it as the city centre and emphasising long-term planning.
The redevelopment initiative for these railway stations is receiving prioritised attention, ensuring that each stage is meticulously supervised to ensure timely completion.
One of these stations is Adilabad, which is located within the Nanded Division.
According to the Financial Express report, the estimated cost of revamping the 13 stations within the Nanded Division is approximately Rs 784 crore. Out of this total, the redevelopment of Adilabad Railway Station accounts for Rs 17.80 crore.
List Of 21 Stations To Be Redeveloped In Telangana Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is a policy launched in December 2022 by the Ministry of Railways. It focuses on the holistic development of railway stations with a forward-looking approach.
The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme aims to revamp and improve the infrastructure of selected railway stations in India.
The scheme aims to upgrade and modernise 1,309 railway stations on Indian Railways.
The main objectives of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme are to enhance station infrastructure, integrate stations with urban areas, improve multimodal connectivity, and provide accessible facilities for specially-abled individuals.
The scheme emphasises sustainability and eco-friendliness by implementing ballastless tracks as needed. It also considers the specific requirements, phasing, and feasibility of each station, as well as the establishment of city centres around the stations in the long term.
In addition to the aforementioned goals, the scheme includes improving amenities such as station access, waiting halls, toilets, cleanliness, free Wi-Fi, and local product kiosks.
It also aims to enhance passenger information systems, provide executive lounges and designated spaces for business meetings, and incorporate landscaping.
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