NFR’s 23 railway stations poised to be upgraded to world-class level

Dimapur, February 25 (MExN): The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) announced that 23 of its railways stations including six road under bridges and two road over bridges will be upgraded under the Centre’s Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. In this regard, Sabyasachi De, Chief PRO,NFR stated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be laying the foundation stones for these projects on February 26 via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister will dedicate around 2000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 41,000 crores which will aim at providing world class amenities at railway stations. In it 1500 road over bridges and underpasses worth Rs 21,520 crores and 553 railway stations at a cost of over Rs 19,000 crores will be redeveloped. “These projects will reduce congestion, enhance safety and connectivity, improve capacity, and efficiency of rail travel,” the official mentioned. 

The stations will act as ‘City Centres’ integrating both sides of the city as envisioned in the plan. They will have modern passenger amenities like roof plaza, beautiful landscaping, inter-modal connectivity, improved modern façade, kids play area, kiosks, food courts, etc. The design of these station buildings will be inspired by local culture, heritage and architecture, the official said.Further, the PM will inaugurate Gomti Nagar station in Uttar Pradesh at a total cost of around Rs 385 crores. To cater to the increased future passenger footfall, this station has segregated arrival and departure facilities. It integrates both sides of the city. This centrally air-conditioned station has modern passenger amenities like Air Concourse, congestion free circulation, food courts and ample parking space in upper and lower basement.