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Major renovation to take place at selected railway stations in India

Major renovation to take place at selected railway stations in India

 

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently announced that the ministry will be renovating a few railway stations in India to make them match the world standards.

The project is helmed by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC), Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) and other government-owned agencies. The main objective is to restructure the railway stations to align the movement of passengers in order to de-clog the station area. The project will also pay attention to the issues outside the stations that carry the potential to disrupt movement in and around the premises.

According to the statement released by the Ministry of Railways, the renovated station will be equipped with facilities like non-conflicting entry/exit to the station platforms and sorting of arrival/departure of passengers.
 

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The railway stations will also be taking into account the existing modes of transport. International signage will be set up for foreign tourists. Also, for improving the safety of the passengers, the circulating area enclosing the station will be lit up well. In addition, passengers will get enough options for pick up, drop and vehicle parking.

As of now, two railway stations are reportedly under renovation. These stations are Gandhinagar (Western Railway) and Habibganj (West Central Railway) railway stations. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Railways has given contracts for the renovation of Gomtinagar (North Eastern Railway), Bijwasan (Northern Railway), Anand Vihar (Northern Railway) and Chandigarh (Northern Railway) railway stations.