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PM Modi Lauched The Project To Renovate 508 Railway Stations Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Modi posted the information about the occasion on his Twitter account the day before and predicted it would be an important day for the rail sector.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi

As part of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, Prime Minister Narendra Modi essentially set the foundation for the renovation of 508 railway stations across India on Sunday. The expensive undertaking is anticipated to cost $24,470 crore.

A milestone day for Indian railways

Modi posted the information about the occasion on his Twitter account the day before. He predicted it would be an important day for the rail sector. “…At 11 AM, the foundation stone to redevelop 508 railway stations across India will be laid under the historic ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme’. At a cost of almost ₹25,000 crore, the redevelopment will revolutionise how rail infrastructure is imagined in our nation. It will boost ‘Ease of Living’ and enhance comfort as well as convenience. Special care has also been taken to ensure the stations are in line with local culture, heritage, and architecture,” he said.

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Renovation of 508 railway stations

The 508 stations are dispersed among 16 states and union territories, with 55 stations each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, 49 in Bihar, 44 in Maharashtra, 37 in West Bengal, 34 in Madhya Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 25 in Odisha, 22 in Punjab, 21 in Gujarat and Telangana, 20 in Jharkhand, 18 in Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 15 in Haryana, and 13 in Karnataka.

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“PM is personally monitoring the project,” says Railway minister

Rail minister Ashiwni Vaishnav also spoke about the event and said “Development of these stations is a major focus of our government. Our PM is personally monitoring the progress of these railway stations. He has given inputs in designs of these stations and will be laying the foundation of these 508 stations.”

Indian Railways play a very crucial role in the economy as well as a facility. Thousands of people travel through Indian railways on daily basis because of its affordability and reliability. Its development is rally crucial for the nation to grow even better.