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Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

 

Source: PIB

 Context: Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 508 railway stations across India, signifying increased private participation.

 

Proposed features of Amrit stations:

FeatureDescription
Green Building StandardsAll Amrit stations will adhere to green building standards, contributing to environmental sustainability. This will be in line with the government’s aims to make India’s railway network operate on net zero emissions by 2030.
Modern and Heritage BlendEach station will embody both modern aspirations and ancient heritage, showcasing the country’s rich cultural history.
Theme-Inspired DesignStations will be designed based on specific themes, integrating local landmarks and cultural elements.
E.g., Jaipur station’s design will include elements resembling the iconic Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort of Rajasthan.
E.g., Jammu Tawi station’s design will draw inspiration from the renowned Raghunath Mandir in Jammu and Kashmir.

 

About the Scheme:

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) was launched by the Ministry of Railways in February 2023 with the aim of modernizing and enhancing railway stations across India.

Objectives: Improve facilities beyond minimum essentials; Construct Roof Plazas and City Centers within stations; Introduce new amenities and upgrade existing ones;

The scheme envisions a comprehensive transformation of railway stations, creating modern and passenger-friendly spaces while also supporting local businesses and promoting India’s heritage and culture.