Rail Minister In Rajya Sabha: Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav informed in Rajya Sabha on Friday (March 17) that 1253 railway stations have been Year 2023 Will be upgraded under the financial year of 24. Apart from this, he also informed about the upgraded railway station in the House.
Railway Minister said in a written reply to a question, “1253 railway stations were identified to be upgraded under the Adarsh Station Scheme, out of which 1218 stations have been upgraded so far. He said that the target is to complete the remaining stations in the financial year 2023-24.” According to news agency ANI, all the identified stations in Rajasthan, Haryana and Gujarat have been developed under the Adarsh Station Scheme.
What did the Railway Minister say in the Rajya Sabha
Railway Minister said in Rajya Sabha, “42 railway stations have been developed inside Madhya Pradesh, out of the remaining 3 stations, one station named Howbagh has been closed. Now the target is to complete the work of the remaining 2 stations in the financial year 2023-24.” The selection of railway stations under the Adarsh Station Scheme is based on the requests received from public representatives, public demand and recommendations of Zonal Railways. It takes care of all the needs.
What in Adarsh Station Scheme?
Upgradation of railway stations under the Adarsh Station Scheme was started in 2009-10. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav told the Upper House, “Under the Adarsh Station Scheme, improvement in facilities provided to passengers at railway stations, upgradation, waiting area, separate waiting room for women, circulating area, parking, pay and use toilets, Work is underway to provide all the facilities like foot over bridge, entry on ramp inside the station to the passengers.”
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