Railway Ministry formulate schemes to upgrade Indian Railway Stations

In the current Financial Year 2022-23, Rs 2700.00 crore has been allocated under Plan Head - 53 for upgradation of stations.

Railway Ministry formulate schemes to upgrade Indian Railway Stations
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New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has formulated various schemes viz. Model, Modern and Adarsh Station Scheme for upgradation/beautification of stations on Indian Railways. Presently, Railway stations are upgraded/beautified under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme based on identified need of providing better enhanced passenger amenities at stations, Minister of Railways, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw in replied to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme, 1253 stations have been identified for development, out of which  1215 stations so far have been developed and the remaining stations are targeted to be developed under Adarsh Station Scheme by Financial Year 2022-23. Besides above, a new scheme for ‘Major Upgradation of Railway Stations' has been recently initiated. So far, 52 stations have been identified for upgradation under this scheme.

The expenditure on beautification/upgradation of stations under Adarsh Station Scheme is generally funded under Plan Head –53 ‘Customer Amenities’. During the Financial Year 2021- 22, an amount of Rs 2344.55 crore was allocated under Plan Head -53, and in the current Financial Year 2022-23, an amount of Rs 2700.00 crore has been allocated under Plan Head - 53.