Vikash Sharma

In a major boost to the railway infrastructure, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated, laid foundation stones and dedicated to the nation around 2,000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs 41,000 crore in the country, including projects worth Rs 2320 crore in Odisha.

According to PM Modi, making Indian Railways safe, convenient and modern is one of the top priorities of the government. He inaugurated and laid foundation stones for the redevelopment of 21 Amrit Bharat railway stations and 50 rail bridges in Odisha through video conferencing.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw were present on the occasion today. The initiative was part of the inauguration for the redevelopment of a total of 554 railway stations and 1,500 road overbridges (ROB) and road underbridges (RUB) across the country at an estimated cost of Rs 41,000 crore.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Today what India is doing is at massive scale and speed. India is now dreaming big and working hard to achieve the goal. The projects are for over 300 districts in 27 states worth over Rs 40,000 crore.”

PM Modi further said that already work initiated for 500 stations in the past. Now more stations are being redeveloped.

“I congratulate youths as they are the biggest beneficiaries of Vikshit Bharat. Lakhs of youths will get scope for employment under these projects for massive transformation of the railways. The dream of youths is my Sankalp for Vikshit Bharat guarantee. The Balasore railway station has been designed in the theme of Lord Jagannath temple and people can get glimpses of hand block printing at a station in Rajasthan. The Gurgaon railway station is dedicated to the IT. Amrit Bharat Station will showcase the speciality of the area to the work. Adequate focus will be given on facilities for elderly and Divanyangs at these stations,” said Modi.

Here is complete detail of the projects in Odisha:

Redevelopment of Talcher Railway Station: Total cost Rs 12.97 crore

Salient Features:

New Station Building with modern amenities for passengers and rail users.

Improvement to Front Façade of existing building.

Improvement to platform surface. LED signage, Coach indication boards, Train Indication Boards.

Provision of additional 15 bays Platform shelter

Redevelopment of Raghunathpur Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 16.77 crore

New Station Building with modern amenities for passengers Improvement to front façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr. wide foot over bridge.

Provision of 2 passenger lifts. Improvement to platform surface. LED signage, coach indication boards, train indication boards.

Provision of additional 10 bays platform shelter.

Redevelopment of Pradip Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 14.89 crore

Salient Features:

New Station Building with modern amenities for passengers and rail users.

Improvement to front façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr wide foot over bridge.

Provision of 2 passenger lifts.

Redevelopment of Keonjhar Railway station: Total Cost Rs 10.16 crore

Salient Features:

New Station Building with modern amenities for passengers and rail users.

Improvement to front façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr wide foot over bridge.

Provision of 2 passenger lifts.

Redevelopment of Jharsuguda Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 18.77 crore

Salient Features:

Improvement to Front Façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr wide foot over bridge.

Improvement to Platform surface.

Provision of 2 passenger lifts.

Provision of additional 6 bays Platform Shelter at PF no. 1, 2 &3.

Provision of Coach Indication Board & Train Indication Board.

Provision of Divyangjan facilities

Redevelopment of Sambalpur City Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 23.76 crore

Salient Features:

Improvement to Platform surface.

Provision of 2 passenger lifts.

Provision of additional 10 bays Platform Shelter at PF no. 1, 2 &3.

Provision of Coach Indication Board & Train Indication Board.

Provision of Divyangjan facilities

Redevelopment of Titilagarh Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 35.79 crore

Salient Features:

Redevelopment of station with modern amenities for passengers and rail users.

Development of 2nd entry Improvement to Front Façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr. wide Foot Over Bridge.

Improvement to Platform surface.

Provision of 3 passenger lifts.

Provision of additional 20 bays Platform Shelter at PF no. 1, 2 & 3, 4 & 5.

Redevelopment of Kesinga Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 20.85 crore

Salient Features:

Redevelopment of station with modern amenities for passengers and rail users.

Development of 2nd entry Improvement to Front Façade of existing building.

Provision of 12 mtr. wide Foot Over Bridge.

Improvement to Platform surface.

Provision of passenger lift. Provision of additional 38 bays Platform Shelter at PF no. 1, 2 &3.

Redevelopment of Rayagada Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 243.51 crore

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Salient Features:

Departure block front side (G+3)

Arrival and Departure block rear side (G+2)

Roof Plaza (36 x 50 mtr)

One Departure foot over bridge 12mtr wide

Two arrival foot over bridges 6mtr wide

Platform shelters

Parcel Yard

Running room Building (G+3)

Pay and use toilet

Electrical service block (2)

Redevelopment of Paralakhemundi Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 12 crore

Redevelopment of Paralakhemundi Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 21.20 crore

Redevelopment of Jeypore Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 17.94 crore

Redevelopment of Bimlagarh Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 8.28 crore

Redevelopment of Jaroli Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 5.95 crore

Redevelopment of Rairangpur Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 4 crore

Redevelopment of Bhadrak Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 185 crore

Redevelopment of Balasore Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 197.4 crore

Redevelopment of Betnoti Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 14.15 crore

Redevelopment of Panposh Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 11.4 crore

Redevelopment of Belpahar Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 8.55 crore

Redevelopment of Brajarajnagar Railway Station: Total Cost Rs 17.5 crore

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