Railways to redevelop 68 stations through own coffers

NEW DELHI: Even as its ambitious programme to redevelop stations on a large scale is yet to take shape, the Railways today came out with a list of 68 stations which would be given a facelift through its own resources within a time-bound period.

The redevelopment will be closely monitored by the general managers of the respective zones and the divisional railway manager (DRMs).

Railway Board Chairman Ashwini Lohani had suggested that the redevelopment should come with a visible change on the station premises without “unnecessary construction all over.”

The Old Delhi station in the national capital and some of the busiest stations in the country, including Howrah, Patna, Allahabad, Vijayawada, Chennai Egmore and Mughalsarai, are among the 68 stations which would be taken up for an overhaul.

The station facade, the passenger flow and other amities would be looked into as the redevelopment is taken up. (AGENCIES)