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Indian Railways stations to get a facelift! Over 1,000 stations identified; check the state-wise numbers

Redevelopment of Indian Railways stations: When it comes to railway infrastructure, stations form a big part of it, and with that in mind Indian Railways is planning to give a facelift to over a thousand stations across the country!

Recently, the Minister of State of Railways, Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha stated the fact that the upgradation of railway stations is a continuous and on-going process.

He further informed that at present, Indian Railways stations across the nation are being modernized under the ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’. For development under the ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’, the railway stations are selected on the basis of the identified need for upgradation of amenities. However, under the ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’, no separate fund is allocated for the modernization of the railway stations. For the development, the expenditure is funded under Plan Head – ‘Passenger Amenities’, the minister informed adding that so far, 1,253 railway stations have been identified under this scheme. Here is the state-wise number of railway stations that have been identified under this scheme for redevelopment:

46 railway stations in Andhra Pradesh
28 railway stations in Assam
59 railway stations in Bihar
17 railway stations in Chhattisgarh
4 railway stations in Delhi
2 railway stations in Goa
32 railway stations in Gujarat
16 railway stations in Haryana
2 railway stations in Himachal Pradesh
5 railway stations in Jammu & Kashmir
29 railway stations in Jharkhand
44 railway stations in Karnataka
75 railway stations in Kerala
44 railway stations in Madhya Pradesh
108 railway stations in Maharashtra
1 railway station in Nagaland
47 railway stations in Orissa
2 railway stations in Puducherry
32 railway stations in Punjab
40 railway stations in Rajasthan
25 railway stations in Telangana
50 railway stations in Tamil Nadu
1 railway station in Tripura
152 railway stations in Uttar Pradesh
8 railway stations in Uttarakhand
384 railway stations in West Bengal

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