Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

  • IASbaba
  • February 4, 2023
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Context: Recently, 15 railway stations under Tiruchi Division Railway Division were selected to be developed under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.

About Amrit Bharat Station Scheme:

  • The Union Ministry of Railways launched Amrit Bharat Station Scheme in December 2022 to modernize over 1,000 small stations over the coming years.
  • The scheme will subsume all previous redevelopment projects where work is yet to begin.
  • Key features for these proposed stations:
    • provisions for roof top plazas,
    • longer platforms,
    • ballastless tracks; and
    • 5G connectivity.
  • Other Facilities Planned under this Scheme
    • Smooth access by widening of roads, properly designed signages, dedicated pedestrian pathways, well planned parking areas, improved lighting.
    • High level platforms(760-840 mm) shall be provided at all categories of stations.
    • Provide good cafeteria/retail facilities.
    • Space shall also be created for Executive Lounges and places for small business meetings.
    • Drainage of platform areas.
    • Ceremonial flags may be provided at appropriate space in the station.
    • Special amenities for the disabled.
    • Gradual shift to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions as per availability of funds and condition of existing assets is considered.

Source: The Hindu


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