Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

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Overview:

Recently, South Western Railway (SWR) is all set to revamp two railway stations Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield stations under Amrit Bharat Station scheme.

About Amrit Bharat Station Scheme:

  • Amrit Bharat Station Scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long term vision.
  • Objectives:
    • The scheme aims at preparation of Master Plans of the Railway stations and implementation of the Master Plan in phases to enhance the facilities.
    • To provide various amenities for the benefit of passengers, including upgrading platforms, providing escalators, lifts, developing parking areas, resting rooms, beautification of stations etc.
    • The scheme shall cater for introduction of new amenities as well as upgradation and replacement of existing amenities.
  • Amenities for Divyangjan at stations shall be as per guidelines issued by Railway Board, from time to time.
  • A total of 1,275 railway stations including border areas, have been identified for development under the Amrit Bharat Station scheme. 
  • The allocation of funds for the development and maintenance of stations is done Zonal Railway-wise.
  • Nodal Ministry: Ministry of railways.

 


Q1) What is the Yatri Mitra Scheme?

The facility of Yatri Mitra Sewa is being provided at major railway stations for enabling  passengers viz. differently-abled, ailing and old aged persons to book wheel chair services cum  porter services.

Source: Krishnarajapuram and Whitefield railway stations to be revamped under Amrit Bharat Station scheme