Narendra Modi: 553 railway stations in 300 districts will be made modern, Prime Minister Modi launches the scheme

Narendra Modi: 553 railway stations in 300 districts will be made modern, Prime Minister Modi launches the scheme

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme: Prime Minister to modernize railways Narendra Modi (Narendra Modi) on Monday inaugurated the redevelopment of 553 railway stations and 1500 road over bridges and underpasses under the Amrit Bharat Scheme. This inauguration was done through video conferencing. On this occasion, programs were organized at almost all the stations. Various dignitaries including Governors and Chief Ministers of many states were present in these. Lieutenant Governor Vinay Kumar Saxena, Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi and Delhi Divisional Railway Manager Sukhwinder Singh were also present in the program organized at Tilak Bridge Railway Station in Delhi. 

Today, investment worth lakhs of crores in the country's rail network is also a guarantee of lakhs of jobs and employment.

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 26, 2024

Projects worth Rs 41 thousand crore started

On this occasion, the Prime Minister said that India is working today at unprecedented speed and on a large scale. Referring to the programs in Jammu and Gujarat, he said that a lot of work is also being done in the infrastructure of education and health sectors. Even today, 550 railway stations are being renovated in 300 districts of 12 states. The Prime Minister said that projects worth about Rs 41 thousand crore have been started. Congratulating the youth power of India for this, he said that these projects will create employment and self-employment opportunities for lakhs of youth. This will also benefit the students studying in schools.

Amrit Bharat station will be a symbol of development and heritage

Prime Minister Modi expressed happiness that these Amrit Bharat stations will be a symbol of development and heritage. He pointed out that Balasore railway station in Odisha has Lord Jagannath temple, Rangpur in Sikkim has vernacular architecture, Sangner station in Rajasthan has 16th century hand-block printing, Kumbakonam station in Tamil Nadu has Chola influence, Ahmedabad station has Modhera Sun temple, Dwarka station has Dwarkadhish temple and IT City Gurugram station will be based on IT theme. Amrit Bharat Station will introduce the specialties of that city to the world. All these stations will be friendly to the disabled and senior citizens.

Railways changed in 10 years 

PM Modi said that many changes have taken place in the Railways in the last 10 years. He cited examples of modern semi-high-speed trains like Vande Bharat, Amrit Bharat, Namo Bharat, fast pace of electrification of railway lines and cleanliness inside trains and on station platforms. Railway overbridges and underpasses have ensured uninterrupted and accident-free movement. Modern facilities like airports are also being provided to the poor and middle class at railway stations. 

Budget increased more than 5 times in 10 years 

India's economy has moved from 11th to 5th position. Railway budget has also become Rs 2.5 lakh crore today compared to Rs 45 thousand crore 10 years ago. He said that just imagine, how much our strength will increase when we become the third largest economic superpower in the world. Today scams are not happening so money is also being saved. With this money, along with laying new lines, work is being done to extend the railways from Jammu and Kashmir to the North-East. PM Modi also talked about the 'One Station One Product' programme. 

These stations will be modern 

Under this scheme, Northern Railway's Ballabhgarh, Faridabad New Town, Gohana, Gurugram, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut City Junction, Palwal, Tilak Bridge, Baijnath Paprola, Moga, Beas Junction, Jalandhar City Junction, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra, Akbarpur Junction, Babatpur, Badshahpur, Bharatkund, Chilbila Junction, Gauriganj, Haidergarh, Jaunpur City, Kanpur Bridge Left Bank, Kunda Harnamganj, Lalganj, Lambhua, Lohta, Malhaur, Manak Nagar, Madiyahu, Mohanlalganj, Nihalgarh, Phaphamau, Shivpur, Shri Krishna Nagar, Takiya, 43 railway stations are included including Unchahar, Vyasnagar, Amla, Balamau Junction, Bulandshahr, Garhmukteshwar, Kotdwar and Seohara.

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