NEW DELHI, July 3:As many as 1,253 railway stations
have so far been identified for upgradation under the ‘Adarsh’
station scheme, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said in Lok
Sabha on Wednesday.
Goyal said during 2018-19, additionally, 68 stations have
been substantially upgraded through zonal railways under the
work of ‘Soft upgradation of stations’.
“Presently, upgradation of stations is done under
‘Adarsh’ station scheme. 1,253 stations have so far been
identified for upgradation under the ‘Adarsh’ station scheme,”
he said during the Question Hour.
The minister said against these, 1,103 stations have
already been developed and remaining 150 number are targeted
to be developed by 2019-20.
Goyal said various amenities like improvement of faade
of station building, improvement of circulating areas, duly
streamlining traffic flow, improvement of platform surface,
improvement of existing waiting halls and retiring rooms,
toilet facilities, provision of foot over bridges, provision
of lifts and escalators etc., have been provided. (PTI)