Amrit Bharat Station Scheme 2025: Unleashing Growth

Following PM Narendra Modi’s announcement of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme on Sunday, August 6, 2023, it will breathe new life into transport hubs and improve the overall passenger experience at 1309 railway stations across the country.  The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme envisions the continuing development of stations with a long-term outlook.

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is a major initiative by the Indian Railways to modernize and enhance the facilities at over 1,000 railway stations across the country. The scheme was launched in December 2022, and is expected to be completed by 2025.

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme has three main objectives

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

  • To improve the passenger experience at railway stations
  • To make railway stations more accessible to all, including people with disabilities
  • To promote tourism and economic development at the local level

A Quick Look at Central Railway’s Redevelopment of Railway Stations

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme would upgrade/redevelop 76 Central Railway stations. The stations listed are:

MUMBAI Division – Byculla, Chinchpokli, Parel, Matunga, Kurla, Vidyavihar, Vikhroli, Kanjurmarg, Mumbra, Diva, Shahad, Titwala, Igatpuri, Wadala Road, Sandhurst Road

PUNE Division -Kolhapur, Hadapsar, Chinchwad, Satara, Sangli, Karad, Talegaon, Hathkanangle, Akurdi, Baramati, Dehuroad, Kedgaon, Uruli, Lonand, Wathar, Phalton

NAGPUR Division – Balharshah, Betul, Chandrapur, Sewagram, Pulgaon, Dhamangaon, Amla, Narkher, Katol, Pandhurna, Junnardeo, Hinganghat, Multai, Ghoradongri, Godhani

BHUSAWAL Division – Badnera, Malkapur, Murtizapur, Nepanagar, Shegaon, Devlali, Manmad, Nandura, Nandgaon, Chalisgaon, Pachora, Dhule, Lasalgaon, Raver, Savda

SOLAPUR Division – Solapur, Kalburgi, Daund, Pandharpur, Wadi, Kurduwadi, Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Latur, Shahabad, Belapur, Gangapur road, Dudhani, Osmanabad, Jeur

List of stations to be redeveloped in Andhra Pradesh, Assam and Bihar :- 

These 508 stations are spread across 27 states and union territories. Of these, 18 stations will be redeveloped in Andhra Pradesh, 31 in Assam and 48 in Bihar. These are as follows –

Andhra Pradesh:- Kakinada Town Junction, Tuni, Piduguralla, Repalle, Tenali, Kurnool City, Donakonda, Ongole, Singaraykonda, Palasa, Anakapalle, Duvvada, Vizianagaram Junction, Bhimavaram Town, Eluru, Narasapur, Nidadavolu Junction, and Tadepalligudem.

Assam:- New Bongaigaon Junction, Arunachal, Dhubri, Gauripur, Dibrugarh, Duliajan, Naharkatiya, Namrup, New Halflong, Sarupathar, Lumding Junction, Jorhat Town, Mariani, Narangi, Rangiya Junction, Diphu, New Karimganj Junction, Fakiragram Junction, Gossaigaon hat, Kokrajhar, Jagi Road, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lanka, Amguri, Sibsagar Town, Simlaguri, Rangapara North Junction, Makum Junction, Margherita, New Tinsukia and Tinsukia.

Bihar: AN Road, Lakhminia, Salauna, Kahalgaon, Naugachia, Pirpainti, Sultanganj, Ara, Bihiya, Dumraon, Raghunathpur, Darbhanga Junction, Gaya Junction, Paharpur, Jamui, Simultala, Jehanabad, Bhabua Road, Durgauti, Kudra, Barsoi Junction, Khagaria Junction, Mansi Junction, Kishanganj, Thakurganj, Jaynagar, Madhubani, Sakri, Jamalpur Junction, Dholi, Muzaffarpur Junction, Ram Dayalu Nagar, Bihar Sharif, Rajgir, Narkatiaganj, Sagauli, Bakhtiyarpur, Barh, Fatuha, Taregna, Bapudham Motihari, Banmankhi, Sasaram, Saharsa, Dalsingh Sarai, Samastipur, Sonpur Junction, Sitamarhi, and Hajipur Junction.

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme improve experiences

(Sources:Ministry of Railways)

This scheme will result in an improved travel experience due to:

Elegant Station Building: A brand-new station building with a contemporary and welcoming design will change the architectural landscape of Station.

Focus on Swachh Bharat: The station will implement a modular Sewage Treatment Plant in accordance with the Swachh Bharat objective, ensuring effective sewage treatment and a cleaner environment.

Aesthetic Platforms: Platforms will be given a new surface and an aesthetic upgrade thanks to the addition of enticing planting to the platform walls.

Passenger Amenities: Travelers will appreciate improved comforts such better seating, drinking water stations, and platforms with better lighting and ventilation.

Enhanced Connectivity: A redesigned foot over bridge, along with extra lift and escalator facilities, will make it easier for people to move around and get about.

Information & Guidance: Modernized train indicator boards and signage designed for passengers will make it easier to move about the station’s grounds with ease.

Functional Upgrades: To bring the current booking office and other administrative buildings into line with the scheme’s overall vision, they will undergo a full restoration.

Inclusivity: Divyangjan (specially-abled) friendliness shall be incorporated into the design of all upgrades to ensure that everyone has equal access and convenience.

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Launch:

The scheme will cover a wide range of improvements, including

  • Construction of new platforms and footbridges
  • Renovation of existing buildings
  • Provision of better amenities, such as waiting rooms, toilets, and drinking water facilities
  • Improved security and crowd management
  • Increased connectivity with other modes of transport
  • Promotion of local culture and heritage

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is a major investment in the future of Indian Railways. It is expected to improve the efficiency and safety of the railway network, and to make railway travel more comfortable and convenient for passengers.

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FAQs: Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Q.1 What is the cost of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme?

Ans. The total cost of the scheme is estimated to be around Rs. 25,000 crore.

Q.2 How many railway stations will be covered under the scheme?

Ans. The scheme will cover over 1,000 railway stations across the country.

Q.3 What are the main benefits of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme?

Ans. The main benefits of the scheme include:

  • Improved passenger experience
  • Increased accessibility for people with disabilities
  • Promotion of tourism and economic development
  • Improved security and crowd management
  • Increased connectivity with other modes of transport
  • Promotion of local culture and heritage

Q.4 When will the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme be completed?

Ans. The scheme is expected to be completed by 2025.

Q.5 How can I get more information about the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme?

Ans. You can visit the Indian Railways website for more information about the scheme. The website also has a list of the railway stations that will be covered under the scheme.

I hope this blog has given you a good overview of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. If you have any further questions, please feel free to leave a comment below.

Thank you for reading! Jai Hind, Jai Bharat

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