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Historic day for Railways, PM Modi ahead of 2,000 project launches, Gurugram station refurbishment today | Top 10 updates

Historic day for Railways, PM Modi ahead of 2,000 project launches, Gurugram station refurbishment today | Top 10 updatesHistoric day for Railways, PM Modi ahead of 2,000 project launches, Gurugram station refurbishment today | Top 10 updates

Historic day for Railways: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the foundation stone laying ceremony for the upgrade of the Gurugram railway station on Monday, February 26. Additionally, he will dedicate approximately 2,000 railway infrastructure projects valued at ₹41,000 crore via video conferencing.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), PM Modi said, Today marks a historic milestone for our Railways! At 12:30 PM, we will dedicate over 2,000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 41,000 crores to the nation.

To elevate the travel experience, we’re embarking on the redevelopment of 553 stations through the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The foundation stones for these stations will be ceremoniously laid. Furthermore, we’ll inaugurate overbridges and underpasses across India. These endeavors are aimed at enriching the ‘Ease of Living’ for our citizens,” he emphasized.

Here are the top updates on the railway project’s inauguration today.
  • PM Modi will initiate the foundation stone laying ceremony for the redevelopment of 553 railway stations under the Amrit Bharat scheme. This initiative aims to enhance facilities by incorporating features like rooftop plazas and city centers within these stations.
  • The prime minister will also lay the groundwork for about 1,500 road overbridges and underbridges in various states during a ceremony that will take place virtually at more than 2,000 railway stations and event sites, according to officials, as quoted by PTI.
  • The Amrit Bharat stations, which are spread across 27 states and Union Territories, are scheduled for redevelopment with an estimated cost surpassing ₹19,000 crores.
  • It was stated that these stations would function as ‘city centers,’ bridging both sides of a city and featuring modern passenger amenities. These include rooftop plazas, aesthetically pleasing landscaping, seamless inter-modal connectivity, contemporary architecture, designated kids’ play areas, convenient kiosks, and diverse food courts.
  • The statement mentioned that the stations will undergo redevelopment with a focus on environmental sustainability and accessibility for persons with disabilities. Additionally, the design of these structures will draw inspiration from local culture, heritage, and architectural styles.

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  • The prime minister will also ceremonially lay the foundation stones, inaugurate, and dedicate 1,500 overbridges and underpasses to the nation. These projects will be distributed across 24 states and Union Territories, with a total cost estimated at approximately ₹21,520 crores, as stated in the announcement.
  • According to the statement, these projects are expected to alleviate congestion, bolster safety and connectivity, and enhance the capacity and efficiency of rail travel.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate the foundation stone laying ceremony for the upgrade of the Gurugram railway station on February 26. According to a report by Indian Express, the initial phase of the project is estimated to be worth ₹295 crore.
  • It has been reported that Modi will also unveil the newly redeveloped Gomti Nagar station in Uttar Pradesh, which has undergone renovations costing approximately ₹385 crores.
  • This station features separated arrival and departure facilities to accommodate the growing foot traffic of passengers in the future. It unites the city’s two sides. The PMO stated, “This air-conditioned station features a centrally located air concourse, open flowing traffic, food courts, and plenty of parking at both the upper and lower basements.

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