Indian Railways is renovating 200 stations across India with modern facilities | So Good News


Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Monday announced the modernization of around 200 railway stations across the country.

He made the announcement while attending the foundation stone laying ceremony of a bus maintenance factory at Aurangabad railway station in Maharashtra.

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– The tender process for 47 railway stations has been completed while the physical work has started on 32 stations, he said. He said that the railways are being transformed. “The government has drawn up a master plan to revamp 200 railway stations. Overhead spaces will be created at the stations which will have world-class facilities, including waiting lounges and food courts, besides entertainment facilities for children,” the minister said during the opening ceremony.

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The railway minister expressed that the railway stations will provide a platform for the sale of regional products. Giving the contribution of Marathawada region to the production of Vande Bharat Express train, Ashwini Vaishnaw said that out of 400 Vande Bharat trains to be produced for India, 100 will be produced at the coach factory in Latur, Marathawada.

The minister said that the government did not mention any reason behind ‘Rate of Return’ for sanctioning a project. Applauding the nation’s connectivity system, Ashwini Vaishnaw said that all parts of the country are now connected by either highways or railways, under the PM Gati Shakti scheme. He assured the people that Marathawada will also be provided with proper connectivity.

Currently, the bus maintenance facility in Aurangabad has a capacity of 18 buses, but Maharashtra’s Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council, Ambadas Danve, has demanded expansion of the capacity to 24 buses.

On this, Vaishnaw has ordered a review of the claim and also directed the officials to send a proposal on the same within the next 15 days.

Minister of State for Railways and Jalna MP, Raosaheb Danve informed 11,000 crore amount which was sanctioned for Maharashtra which was 1,100 million previously. On the other hand, Union Minister of State for Finance Bhagwat Karad called for the introduction of high-speed rail projects along the recently completed Aurangabad-Pune Expressway. There was also a demand to remove the ROR condition while sanctioning projects for certain regions like Marathawada.

(With inputs from PTI)

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