Amrit Bharat Station Scheme 2023 | Indian Railways to Revamp 508 Stations in 27 States

On August 06, 2023, Prime Minister Shri Narendra Singh Modi virtually laid the foundation of 508 stations for redevelopment under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The PM said that these stations are a part of 1300 stations that are going to be redeveloped in a phased manner. 

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The selected 508 stations are distributed among 27 states and union territories. This includes 55 stations each in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, 49 in Bihar, 44 in Maharashtra, 37 in West Bengal, 34 in Madhya Pradesh, 32 in Assam, 25 in Odisha, 22 in Punjab, 21 in both Gujarat and Telangana, 20 in Jharkhand, 18 in both Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, 15 in Haryana, and 13 in Karnataka, among other locations.

In this article, we are going to talk about the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme 2023 in detail. We are also going to see all the listed stations that have been selected under this 508 redevelopment plan. I hope by the end of the article you won’t have any doubt left regarding the scheme. In case of any queries, feel free to ask anything in the comment section. 

What is Amrit Bharat Station Scheme 2023?

  • Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is a scheme that focuses on a major redevelopment of Indian Railway stations. It has a forward-looking approach to the continuous development of railway stations.
  • The scheme’s primary goal is to create Master Plans for these stations and execute them in stages, enhancing their overall facilities. 
  • An emphasis will be placed on combining various grades and types of waiting areas, along with the provision of quality cafeterias and retail spaces wherever feasible. 
  • Furthermore, the scheme entails the implementation of high-level platforms (ranging from 760 to 840 millimeters) across all station categories. 
  • Improving station accessibility is also a priority, achieved through measures like widening roads, removing unnecessary structures, implementing effective signage, establishing dedicated pedestrian pathways, well-designed parking zones, and enhanced lighting. 
  • Additionally, the scheme ensures that amenities for Divyangjan (people with disabilities) at stations adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Railway Board.

Let’s look at the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Key Highlights

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme 2023 Key Highlights
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Launch DateAugust 06,2023
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Launched ByMinistry of Railways
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Objective Major Redevelopment of Railway Stations across India.  
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Total Stations1300 Stations
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Phase 1 Stations508 Stations
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Budget Rs 24,470 Crore
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme FeaturesRoof plaza
Shopping zone
Food court
Children’s play area
Segregated entry and exit gates
Multi-level parking
Lifts and escalators
Executive lounge
Waiting Area
Physically challenged-friendly facilities1

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Objective

  • The scheme’s objective is to create Master Plans for railway stations and implement them in stages, enhancing facilities that go beyond the Minimum Essential Amenities (MEA), with a long-term vision of establishing Roof Plazas and city centers within the station premises. 
  • The scheme is designed to address stakeholders’ needs and station usage studies, subject to available funds and inter-priority considerations. 
  • It encompasses the introduction of new amenities, as well as the upgrading and replacement of existing ones. 
  • This scheme also encompasses stations where detailed techno-economic feasibility studies have been conducted or are ongoing, but the construction of Roof Plazas has not yet begun.
  • The phased implementation of the Master Plan, along with the emphasis on relocating structures and utilities, is a key aspect of this scheme’s approach.
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Important Points 

  • The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme prioritizes economical facade improvements and the establishment of spacious, well-lit, and visually appealing entrance porches. 
  • Evaluating existing building usage, the scheme aims to release space near station entrances for passengers by relocating Railway offices as needed. 
  • The scheme also aims to efficiently relocate redundant or old structures, releasing space for priority passenger-related activities and seamless future development. 
  • The creation of new buildings should generally be limited, except for those required for replacing old structures, improving circulation, or expanding waiting halls.
  • The Master Plans will include fundamental details regarding the optimal positioning of future Roof Plazas.
  • Efforts will be made to consolidate various grades/types of waiting halls and provide quality cafeteria/retail facilities wherever possible. 
  • Reasonable low-level partitions may be installed within waiting halls. Provision must be made for a minimum of two stalls for the One Station One Product initiative. 
  • Additionally, space will be allocated for Executive Lounges and small business meeting areas. Prominent, aesthetically designed hoardings (signage) on both sides of the circulating area, not less than 10mx20m in size, will be erected for important information displays.
  • Enhancements to station approaches will ensure smooth access by widening roads, removing unwanted structures, implementing well-designed signages, dedicating pedestrian pathways, organizing parking zones, and improving lighting.
  • Coordination with local authorities will ensure necessary improvements in their areas. 
  • Landscaping, green spaces, and local art and culture will be incorporated to create a pleasant station experience with professional assistance.
  • Improvement of Second Entry Station Buildings and circulating areas will be tailored to station needs. Second-entry buildings’ absence will result in well-planned circulating areas, keeping approach roads in the city’s Master Plan and controlled development around the station. 
  • Platform shelter placement, length, and phasing will be based on station usage. Ballastless tracks will be laid on platform lines and those with train maintenance facilities.
  • Effective platform drainage is prioritized, with measures for self-cleansing and drainage cover design. 
  • Cables will be placed in attractive ducts, keeping future requirements in mind.
  • The Master Plan will designate space for Parcel handling spurs and storage facilities, proposing suitable phased execution.
  • WiFi access and earmarked spaces for 5G towers will be considered.
  • Furniture across public areas will be reviewed, aiming for comfortable, durable options suitable for the station’s location. 
  • Clear signs for easy navigation and better public announcements are part of the plan. 
  • Escalators will be provided at designated stations. 
  • Services for people with disabilities will follow Railway Board guidelines. 
  • Ceremonial flags and LED station name boards will be strategically positioned. 
  • Circulating area boundary walls will be designed not to obstruct outside views. 
  • Toilets, designed appropriately and accessible, will be plentiful, with separate provisions for women and Divyangjan.

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Latest News | What’s New?

  • On August 6, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi virtually launched Phase 1 of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. This phase will redevelop 508 Amrit Stations all across the country.
  • Prime Minister Modi announced the development of 55 Amrit Stations in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, costing ₹4,000 crores. Additionally, 34 stations in Madhya Pradesh will be upgraded at a cost of ₹1,000 crores, and 44 stations in Maharashtra will be redeveloped with ₹1,500 crores. Other major railway stations in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, and more will also be improved.
  • Mr. Modi emphasized the importance of making all Amrit stations environmentally friendly by meeting green building standards. He aims for India’s railway network to have zero emissions by 2030.
Amrit Bharat Station Scheme
  • The redevelopment involves creating Master Plans for these stations to become “City Centers,” connecting both sides of the city. This strategy aligns with the overall urban development vision focused on railway stations.
  • The upgrades aim to enhance the passenger experience with better platform seating, upgraded waiting rooms, and free Wi-Fi.
  • The modernization plan includes advanced passenger facilities, smooth traffic flow, easy connections between transportation modes, and clear signage for passengers.
  • Prime Minister Modi pointed out examples like the Jaipur Railway Station showcasing elements of Rajasthan’s Hawa Mahal and Amer Fort, the Jammu Tawi Railway Station inspired by the Raghunath Mandir, and the Dimapur Station of Nagaland reflecting the architecture of 16 local tribes.
  • Mr. Modi also discussed the expansion of railways in the Northeast, highlighting work on doubling lines, converting gauges, electrification, and new routes. He noted that State capitals in Northeast India will soon be connected by rail.
  • The Prime Minister is committed to generating green energy from every railway station and installing LED lights in around 70,000 coaches. The number of bio-toilets in trains has significantly increased since 2014.
  • Over the past nine years, more than 2200 km of dedicated freight corridors have been built, reducing travel time for goods trains. Travel time has also been cut by 40% on other routes, benefiting entrepreneurs, industrialists, and farmers.

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Station Information

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Station Information
Name of the StateName of the Stations
Andhra Pradesh (18 Stations)Kakinada Town Jn, Tuni, Piduguralla, Repalle Tenali, Kurnool City Donakonda, Ongole, Singaraykonda, Palasa, Anakapalle, Duvvada Vizianagaram Jn, Bhimavaram Town, Eluru Narasapur, Nidadavolu Jn, Tadepalligudem
Assam (32 Stations)New Bongaigaon Jn Arunachal Dhubri Gauripur Dibrugarh Duliajan Naharkatiya Namrup New Haflong Sarupathar Lumding Jn Jorhat Town Mariani Narangi Rangiya Jn Diphu New Karimganj Jn Fakiragram Jn. Gosai Gaon Hat Kokrajhar Jagi Road Chaparmukh Hojai Lanka Amguri Sibsagar Town Simaluguri Rangapara North Jn Makum Jn Margherita New Tinsukia Tinsukia
Bihar (49 Stations)Anugraha Narayan Road Lakhminia Salauna Kahalgaon Naugachia Pirpainti Sultanganj Ara Bihiya Dumraon Raghunathpur Darbhanga Jn. Gaya Jn Paharpur Jamui Simultala Jehanabad Bhabua Road Durgauti Kudra Barsoi Jn Khagaria Jn Mansi Jn Kishanganj Thakurganj Jaynagar Madhubani Sakri Jamalpur Jn Dholi Muzaffarpur Jn Ram Dayalu Nagar Bihar Sharif Rajgir Narkatiaganj Jn Sagauli Bakhtiyarpur Barh Fatuha aregna Bapudham Motihari Banmankhi Sasaram Saharsa DalsinghSarai Samastipur Sonpur Jn. Sitamarhi Hajipur Jn
Chattisgarh ( 7 Stations)Bilaspur Bhilai Power House Durg Akaltara Mahasamund Raipur Jn Tilda-Neora
Delhi (3 Stations)Sabzi Mandi, Narela, Delhi Cantt
Gujarat (21 Stations)Asarva Viramgam Savarkundla Palanpur Jn Bharuch Botad Jn. Kalol Jn Keshod Bhachau New Bhuj Derol Patan Bhaktinagar Himmatnagar Dhrangadhra Surendranagar Dabhoi Jn Miyagam Karjan Jn Pratap Nagar Vishvamitri Jn. Sanjan
Haryana (15 Stations)Ambala City Bhiwani Jn Faridabad Pataudi Road Hisar Bahadurgarh Jind Jn Narwana Jn Narnaul Kalka Rewari Rohtak Sirsa Sonipat Yamunanagar Jagadhari
Himachal Pradesh (1 Station)Amb Andaura
Jammu and Kashmir ( 3 Stations)Budgam Jammu Tawi Udhampur
Jharkhand ( 20 Stations)Bokaro Steel City Chandrapura Katrasgarh Kumardubi N.S.C.B. Jn Gomoh Ghatsila Garhwa Town Nagar Untari Hazaribagh Road Parasnath Koderma Jn Latehar Daltonganj Garhwa Road Barkakana Hatia Piska Sahibganj Rajkharsawan Manoharpur
Karnataka (13 Stations)Ballary Ghataprabha Gokak Road Bidar Mangalore Jn Harihar Alnavar Gadag Arsikere Kalaburagi Jn (Gulbarga) Shahabad Wadi Koppal
Kerala ( 5 Stations)Tirur Shoranur Payyanur Vadakara Kasargod
Madhya Pradesh (34 Stations)Amla Betul Ghoradongri Multai Sant Hirdaram Nagar Nepanagar Khajuraho In Junnardeo Pandhurna Damoh Dewas Guna Ruth Iyai Dabra Harda Banaputra Itarsi Jn Narmadapuram (Hoshangabad) Sihora Road Katni Jn Katni Murwara Katni South Shamgarh Gadarwara Kareli Shridham Biyavra Rajgarh Vikramgarh Alot Rewa Saugor Maihar Shivpuri Ganjbasoda Vidisha
Maharashtra (44 Stations)Ahmednagar, Kopargaon, Badnera, Dhamangaon,Parli Vaijnath, Malkapur, Shegaon, Balharshah, Chanda Fort Chandrapur, Wadsa, Gondia, Hingoli Deccan Chalisgaon, Jalna, Partur, Kolhapur CSMT Latur, Parel, Kanjur Marg, Vikhroli, Godhani, Katol, Narkher Jn, Aurangabad, Kinwat Mudkhed Jn, Manmad Jn, Nagarsol, Osmanabad, Gangakher, Parbhani Jn, Purna Jn, Selu, Akurdi, Daund, Talegaon Kurduvadi Jn, Pandharpur, Solapur, Hinganghat, Pulgaon Jn
Meghalaya (1 Station) Mendipathar
Nagaland ( 1 Stations)Dimapur
Odisha (25 Stations)Angul Talcher Road Balangir Harishanker Road Kantabanji Jaleswar Bargarh Road Barpali Dhenkanal Meramandali Chatrapur Bhawanipatna Barbil Balugaon Khurda Road Jn Lingaraj Temple Road Mancheswar Damanjodi Baripada Khariar road Sakhi Gopal Muniguda Hirakud Rairakhol Rajgangpur
Puducherry ( 1stations)Puducherry
Punjab ( 22 Stations)Kot Kapura Jn Sirhind Abohar Fazilka Firozpur Cantt Gurdaspur Pathankot City Jalandhar Cantt Jn Phillaur Jn Kapurthala Dhandari Kalan Ludhiana Jn Mansa SASN Mohali Patiala Anandpur Sahib Nangal Dam Rup Nagar Dhuri Malerkotla Sangrur Muktsar
Rajasthan (55 Stations)Alwar Baran Chhabra Gugor Balotra Barmer Bayana Bharatpur Deshnoke Lalgarh Jn Nokha Chanderiya Churu Ratangarh Jn Sadulpur Bandikui Dungarpur Sri Ganganagar Suratgarh Hanumangarh Asalpur Jobner Gandhinagar Jaipur Jaipur Naraina Phulera Jn Jaisalmer Ramdevra Bhawani Mandi Jhunjhunu Jodhpur Phalodi Jn Hindaun City Shri Mahaveerji Dakaniya Talav Kota Ramganj Mandi Jn Degana Didwana Gotan Merta Road Jn Nagaur Ren Bhilwara Bijainagar Falna Marwar Jn Sojat Road Sujangarh Gangapur City Sawai Madhopur Jn Ringas Sikar Pindwara Kapasan Mavli Jn Ranapratapnagar
Telangana ( 21 Stations)Adilabad Kazipet Jn Hafeezpet Uppuguda Hyderabad Malakpet Jangaon Karimnagar Khammam Madhira Bhadrachalam Road Hi-tech city Mahabubabad Mahbubnagar Kamareddy Nizamabad In Zahirabad Ramagundam Malkajgiri In Tandur Yadadri
Tamil Nadu ( 18 Stations)Chengalpattu Jn Perambur Podanur Jn. Guduvancheri Nagercoil Jn Karur Jn Mayiladuturai Jn Salem Tenkasi Thanjavur Jn Gummidipundi Tiruttani Tiruvallur Tiruppur Arakkonam Jn Jolarpettai Jn Villupuram Jn Virudhunagar
Tripura ( 3 Stations)Udaipur Dharmanagar Kumarghat
Uttrakhand ( 3 Stations)Lalkuan Roorkee Harrawala
UP (55 Stations)Achhnera Amethi Amroha Gajraula Darshan Nagar Azamgarh Ballia Barabanki Jn Basti Bhadohi Bijnor Nagina Najibabad Jn Chandauli Majhwar Deoria Sadar Etawah Jn. Farrukhabad Fatehpur Tundla Jn. Ghaziabad Hapur Modinagar Dildarnagar Hardoi Janghai Jn Jaunpur Jn Shahganj Jn Virangana Lakshmibai Kanpur Central Panki Dham Kasganj Jn Aishbagh Jn Badshahnagar Utraitia Jn Govardhan Kosi Kalan Vindhyachal Chandausi Pratapgarh Jn Phulpur Prayag Jn Prayagraj In Rae Bareli Jn Rampur Jn Saharanpur Jn Shahjahanpur Shamli Sitapur Jn. Chopan Renukoot Sultanpur Jn Unnao Jn Banaras Kashi Varanasi City
West Bengal (37 Stations)Barrackpore Chandpara Dalgaon Falakata New Alipurduar Andal Jn. Asansol Jn. Barddhaman Katwa Jn Panda Besar Bolpur Santiniketan Rampurhat Jn Dinhata Aluabari Road Dalkhola Kaliyaganj Ambika Kalna Sheoraphuli Jn. Tarakeswar Binnaguri Dhupguri Haldibari Hasimara Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri Road Kamakhyaguri New Mal Jn Sealdah Malda Town Samsi Azimganj Berhampore Court New Farakka Jn Bethuadahari Krishnanagar City Jn Nabadwip Dham Shantipur

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme FAQs

What is the Amrit Bharat Scheme?

Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is a scheme that focuses on a major redevelopment of Indian Railway stations. It has a forward-looking approach to the continuous development of railway stations.

When was the Amrit Bharat Scheme launched?

The scheme was launched on August 06, 2023, by Shri Narendra Singh Modi Virtually. Under this scheme, 508 states will be revamped in Phase 1 of the scheme. A total of around 1300 stations will be redeveloped under this scheme. 

Amrit Bharat Scheme was launched by which ministry?

Amrit Bharat Scheme 2023 was launched by the Ministry of Railways. 

How much budget has been announced for the Amrit Bharat Scheme?

A total of Rs 24,470 crores budget has been announced for the Amrit Bharat Scheme 2023. 

Which state gets the maximum number of stations for redevelopment under the Amrit Bharat Scheme?

Under the Amrit Bharat Scheme, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are two states that will get maximum station redevelopment. These two stations are going to get redevelopment of 55 stations each under phase 1 of Amrit Bharat Scheme 2023. 

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