Home / News / India /  Centre approves 10,000-crore plan to modernise three major railway stations

The Union Cabinet on 28 September approved the Indian Railways’ proposal for the re-development of three major railway stations -- New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Mumbai's CSMT.

The project involves an investment of approximately 10,000 crore.

Address the press in the national capital, Union Railways Minister said, "Cabinet approves the Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of three major railway stations - New Delhi Railway Stn., Ahmedabad Railway Stn. and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai at an investment of ~ 10,000 crore."

The Minister added that redevelopment work of 199 railway stations are under process, adding that those stations having a footfall of 50 lakhs and above annually have been considered in the first phase.

He said that with the progress the re-development work of station with 10 lakhs and above will begin in the second phase.

Informing more, the Ministry said that standard elements of station design will include, a spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities at one place like spaces for retail, cafeterias, recreational facilities.

Also, both sides of the city will be connected with the station, with the station building on both sides of Railway tracks.

These stations will be developed on the concept of intelligent building and will be safe with installation of CCTV and access control.

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