26 Mar 2018

Railways plans upgradation of 90 stations showcasing local culture or history

 In an attempt to increase passenger amenities and to give an aesthetic makeover to the most visited stations across Indian Railways, Ministry of Railways has formulated the plan to redevelop 90 stations across Indian Railways. The redevelopment plan of 90 stations is assigned to different zones/ nodal agencies. Given that some stations are important pilgrimage hubs and report over 45,000 footfalls per day, Indian Railways would strive to ensure that passenger's get best services at the stations even during peak seasons.

        It may be noted that Indian Railways is in the process of redevelopment of more than 600 stations. While doing this, efforts would be made to showcase local culture or history to reflect in the station fa├žade. For instance Aurangabad station is to be developed on lines of Ajantha or Ellora, Agra station is to be developed on lines of Taj Mahal, Ujjain station is to be developed on lines of Mahakaleshwar temples, Nagpur station to have a big orange in the premises. Since Belgaum has history of Mahatma Gandhi visiting there, Belgaum station to have a big Charkha at the front. Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is keeping elements of local heritage in facade/redevelopment of station buildings. For instance in Charbagh (Lucknow) elements of existing heritage building are incorporated in second entry NE Rly station, similarly in Gomti Nagar, elements of Awadh culture with Jali wok has been incorporated, in Triputi station, Lord Tirumala temple design has been incorporated, in Pondicherry, French colonial architectural elements are provided. Similar action will be taken for Goa Kota Nellore Ernakulam stations.


List of Stations to be upgraded:
Sr No.
Station
State
Executing Agency
1
Tirupati
Andhra Pradesh
NBCC
2
Nellore
Andhra Pradesh
NBCC
3
Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh
Zonal Railway
4
Guntur
Andhra Pradesh
Zonal Railway
5
Guntakal
Andhra Pradesh
Zonal Railway
6
Kurnool City
Andhra Pradesh
Zonal Railway
7
Vijayawada
Andhra Pradesh
Zonal Railway
8
Guwahati
Assam
Zonal Railway
9
New Tinsukia
Assam
Zonal Railway
10
Rangiya
Assam
Zonal Railway
11
Patna
Bihar
Zonal Railway
12
Bapudham Motihari
Bihar
Zonal Railway
13
Hajipur
Bihar
Zonal Railway
14
Patliputra
Bihar
Zonal Railway
15
Sonpur
Bihar
Zonal Railway
16
Chandigarh
Chandigarh
IRSDC
17
Bilaspur
Chhattisgarh
Zonal Railway
18
Raipur
Chhattisgarh
Zonal Railway
19
Rajnandgaon
Chhattisgarh
Zonal Railway
20
Safdarjung
Delhi
IRCON
21
Anand Vihar
Delhi
IRSDC
22
Bijwasan
Delhi
IRSDC
23
Delhi Main
Delhi
Zonal Railway
24
Sarai Rohilla
Delhi
NBCC
25
Madgaon
Goa
NBCC
26
Gandhinagar
Gujarat
IRSDC
27
Surat
Gujarat
IRSDC
28
Ahmedabad
Gujarat
Zonal Railway
29
Rajkot
Gujarat
Zonal Railway
30
Vadodra
Gujarat
Zonal Railway
31
Bhavnagar City
Gujarat
Zonal Railway
32
Valsad
Gujarat
Zonal Railway
33
Ambala
Haryana
Zonal Railway
34
Shimla
Himachal Pradesh
Zonal Railway
35
Jammu Tavi
Jammu & Kashmir
Zonal Railway
36
Ranchi
Jharkhand
Zonal Railway
37
Barkakana
Jharkhand
Zonal Railway
38
Yeshwantpur
Karnataka
Zonal Railway
39
Mysuru
Karnataka
Zonal Railway
40
Dharwad
Karnataka
Zonal Railway
41
Ernakulam Jn.
Kerala
NBCC
42
Kozhikode
Kerala
Zonal Railway
43
Kottayam
Kerala
Zonal Railway
44
Palakkad
Kerala
Zonal Railway
45
Habibganj
Madhya Pradesh
IRSDC
46
Jabalpur
Madhya Pradesh
Zonal Railway
47
Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh
Zonal Railway
48
Itarsi
Madhya Pradesh
Zonal Railway
49
Ratlam
Madhya Pradesh
Zonal Railway
50
Burhanpur
Madhya Pradesh
Zonal Railway
51
Shivaji Nagar
Maharashtra
IRSDC
52
Lonawala
Maharashtra
Zonal Railway
53
Sholapur
Maharashtra
Zonal Railway
54
Igatpuri
Maharashtra
Zonal Railway
55
Wardha
Maharashtra
Zonal Railway
56
Pune
Maharashtra
Zonal Railway
57
Bhubaneswar
Odisha
Govt. of Odisha
58
Cuttack
Odisha
Zonal Railway
59
Sambalpur
Odisha
Zonal Railway
60
Jharsuguda
Odisha
Zonal Railway
61
Puduchery
Puduchery
NBCC
62
Kota
Rajasthan
NBCC
63
Jaipur
Rajasthan
Zonal Railway
64
Udaipur
Rajasthan
Zonal Railway
65
Bikaner
Rajasthan
Zonal Railway
66
Jodhpur
Rajasthan
Zonal Railway
67
Madurai
Tamil Nadu
Zonal Railway
68
Chennai Egmore
Tamil Nadu
Zonal Railway
69
Tiruchchirappalli
Tamil Nadu
Zonal Railway
70
Salem
Tamil Nadu
Zonal Railway
71
Warangal
Telangana
Zonal Railway
72
Mughalsarai
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
73
Gomtinagar
Uttar Pradesh
NBCC
74
Lucknow
Uttar Pradesh
NBCC
75
Allahabad
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
76
Jhansi
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
77
Mathura
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
78
Varanasi City
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
79
Varanasi Jn
Uttar Pradesh
RITES
80
Ayodhya
Uttar Pradesh
RITES
81
Izzatnagar
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
82
Gorakhpur
Uttar Pradesh
Zonal Railway
83
Dehradun
Uttarakhand
Zonal Railway
84
Haridwar
Uttarakhand
Zonal Railway
85
Asansol
West Bengal
Zonal Railway
86
Howrah
West Bengal
Zonal Railway
87
Sealdah
West Bengal
Zonal Railway
88
Darjeeling
West Bengal
Zonal Railway
89
Alipurduar
West Bengal
Zonal Railway
90
Adra
West Bengal
Zonal Railway