New Karimganj under NFR to undergo redevelopment

Maligaon, March 1 (MExN): In a bid to further enhance rail facilities in Northeast and Assam, Rs 10,369 crore have been allocated in the interim Budget 2024-25 for Railway infrastructure projects. Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS), 91 stations within NFR’s jurisdiction are being redeveloped with world class modern amenities/facilities. Among the selected railway stations, New Karimganj railway station in Assam will receive a significant facelift under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme at a cost of Rs. 30.00 crore. The revamping of this station will provide modern state-of-the-art amenities to the railway users of the nearby areas.

New Karimganj railway station is an important station located in southern part of Assam that serves the district of Karimganj and falls under Lumding Division of NFR. The existing station building will be extended with improved facade alongwith modern facilities like waiting hallswith latest amenities for the convenience of the passengers. New lighting in circulating area with other modern amenities likelift/escalator and FOB and Cafeteria facilities & modern signages as well as water fountain will also be provided. New toilet block will be built separately for male and female passengers. Improved parking facilities with beautification of circulating area are also planned. All the platforms will be provided with shelter and resurfaced with marble stone, tiles etc. for ease of movement for passengers. Entry exit path will be developed, which will offer improved accessibility for passengers.

Tenders have been awarded for all the above works. Foundation work for the new station building has already been started. Work for other passenger amenities like Installation of Coach Guidance System, Modern Train Information Display System, Better Road ÷rs and provision of easy access water booths for Divyangjan etc. are also in progress.

“The upgradation of this station will lead to creation of new avenues which will lead to new employment, business opportunity and ease of travel for passengers across the Northeast. The upgraded station will act as the center of socio economic activities of the area,” Sabyasachi De, Chief Public Relations Officer, NFR stated in a press release.