The Railways Ministry shared a video on Twitter on Thursday wherein they showed 14 stations that have been modernized in the last few years. The Ministry has taken up major projects to ensure that the stations are clean and passenger-friendly in terms of amenities as well as ambience.
भारतीय रेल अपने यात्रियों को आधुनिक सुविधाएं और आरामदायक यात्रा प्रदान करने के लिए लगातार प्रयासरत है।— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) February 6, 2020
इसके लिए देश भर में रेलवे स्टेशनों के पुनर्विकास और कायाकल्प का काम तेजी से चल रहा है। pic.twitter.com/B5tRcgugyF
The video showed Valsad (Gujarat), Chayapuri (Gujarat), Karnool (Andhra Pradesh), Warangal (Telangana), Shirdi Sainagar (Maharashtra), Salem (Tamil Nadu), Solapur (Maharashtra), Tirupati (Andhra Pradesh), Dimapur (Nagaland), Durgapur (West Bengal), New Tinsukia (Assam), Rangia (Assam), Manduadih (Uttar Pradesh), and New Delhi railway station completely transformed to be cleaner, good looking and with modern facilities.
Attractive night view of Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya railway station. pic.twitter.com/6lb7GLwLWy— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 27, 2020
The railways got a budgetary allocation of Rs 70,000 crore and an outlay for capital expenditure amounting to Rs 1.61 lakh crore, a paltry 3 percent more than the previous year, from Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the budget for 2020-21 presented on Saturday.
Indian Railways is contributing to the development of the nation by connecting each and every corner of the country.— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 28, 2020
Dimapur, the first station of Nagaland has been made equipped with modern facilities which will prove to be important in the development there. pic.twitter.com/qZ7GfDXpUo
In the 2020-21 budget, funds of Rs 12,000 crore have been allocated for construction of new lines, Rs 2,250 crore for gauge conversion, Rs 700 crore for doubling, Rs 5,786.97 crore for rolling stock and Rs 1,650 crore for signalling and telecom. The allocation for rail passenger comfort this fiscal is Rs 2,725.63 crore. The budget also proposed freight loading at 1,265 MT, which is 42 MT (3.4 percent) incremental over RE 2019-20.
Inscribed title "I love Hubballi" with beautiful arrangement of leaves in premises of Hubballi Railway station is one of tourist attraction for thousands of rail commuters visiting the station. pic.twitter.com/HRSQJ97D2q— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 27, 2020
With an aim to build a seamless national cold supply chain for "perishables", Sitharaman also proposed setting up of a "Krishi Rail" through PPP arrangements. There will be refrigerated coaches in express and freight trains as well, she said. However, what will remain a major headache of the railways is the revenue expenditure, which includes an estimated salary payout of Rs 92,993.07 crore, about Rs 6,000 crore more than last year.
Beautiful makeover of the Salem railway station of Southern Railway.— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) January 24, 2020
This attractive station is equipped with all modern passenger amenities and facilities. pic.twitter.com/CGJRC4TUr5
Attractive pictures of Hazaribagh Town Railway station in Dhanbad division of East Central Railway in the state of Jharkhand. pic.twitter.com/VOTApd9HPc— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) February 1, 2020
(Image credits: twitter.com/railminindia)