May 25, 2024
  • South Western Railway (SWR) is all set to revamp two railway stations, Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield stations in Bengaluru under Amrit Bharat Station scheme.

About Amrit Bharat Station Scheme:

  • Amrit Bharat Station Scheme was introduced by the Union Ministry of Railways in December 2022 with the goal of modernizing over 1,000 minor stations during the ensuing years.
  • It envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision.
  • The plan’s objective is to create master plans for railroad stations and implement them gradually to improve the facilities.
  • Longer platforms, ballastless rails, space for rooftop plazas, and 5G connectivity are important aspects of these proposed stations.
  • Other Facilities planned under this Scheme
    • Smooth access by widening of roads, properly designed signages, dedicated pedestrian pathways, well planned parking areas, improved lighting.
    • High level platforms(760-840 mm) shall be provided at all categories of stations.
    • Provide good cafeteria/retail facilities.
    • Space shall also be created for Executive Lounges and places for small business meetings.
    • Drainage of platform areas.
    • Ceremonial flags may be provided at appropriate space in the station.
    • Special amenities for the disabled.
    • Gradual shift to sustainable and environmentally friendly solutions as per availability of funds and condition of existing assets is considered.

 

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