Raliway Board Selects 1253 Railway Stations Uder the ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme

Modernisation of Railway Stations

NEW DELI : Upgradation of Railway stations on Indian Railways is a continuous and on-going process. Works for improvement of passenger amenities are undertaken depending upon need, volume of passenger traffic and inter-se priority, subject to availability of funds. ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme has been started since 2009-10 and presently, Railway stations are modernized under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme based on identified need of providing better enhanced passenger amenities at stations. Since then, 1253 stations have been identified under this scheme out of which 1065 stations so far have been developed under ‘Adarsh Station Scheme.

32 stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme in the State of Punjab and 25 stations have been developed so far and the remaining 7 stations are targeted to be developed by 2018-19.

16 stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme in the State of Haryana and 11 stations have been developed so far and the remaining 5 stations are targeted to be developed by 2018-19.

46 stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme in the State of Andhra Pradesh and 40 stations have been developed so far and the remaining 6 stations are targeted to be developed by 2018-19.

24 stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme in the State of Telangana and 22 stations have been developed so far and the remaining 2 stations are targeted to be developed by 2018-19.

This information was given by the Minister of State of Railways, Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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