List of 50 Railway Stations in Assam Set for Transformation Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

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The Central Government has taken a decisive step towards the comprehensive development of 50 railway stations across Assam through the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, as announced by Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in response to queries raised by Assam’s Rajya Sabha MP Kamakhya Prasad Tasa on December 15.

The ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme,’ spearheaded by the Ministry of Railways, has earmarked these 50 stations for a phased overhaul, with the goal of fostering sustained progress. Minister Vaishnaw conveyed that the scheme, designed for the continuous enhancement of Indian Railways stations, has identified 1309 stations nationwide for development, including the chosen 50 in Assam.

Assam’s 50 Stations to be Transformed Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

The 50 stations slated for transformation in Assam are.

  1. Amguri
  2. Arunachal
  3. Chaparmukh
  4. Dhemaji
  5. Dhubri
  6. Dibrugarh
  7. Diphu
  8. Duliajan
  9. Fakiragram Jn.
  10. Gauripur
  11. Gohpur
  12. Golaghat
  13. Gosaigaon Hat
  14. Guwahati
  15. Haibargaon
  16. Harmuti
  17. Hojai
  18. Jagiroad
  19. Jorhat town
  20. Kamakhya Jn.
  21. Kokrajhar
  22. Lanka
  23. Ledo
  24. Lumding Jn.
  25. Majbat
  26. Makum Jn.
  27. Margherita
  28. Mariani Jn.
  29. Murkongselek
  30. Naharkatiya
  31. Nalbari
  32. Namrup
  33. Narangi
  34. New Bongaigaon Jn.
  35. New Haflong
  36. New Karimganj Jn.
  37. New Tinsukia Jn.
  38. North Lakhimpur
  39. Pathshala
  40. Rangapara North Jn.
  41. Rangiya Jn.
  42. Sarupathar
  43. Sibsagar town
  44. Silapathar
  45. Silchar
  46. Simaluguri
  47. Tangla
  48. Tinsukia
  49. Udalguri
  50. Viswanath Chariali

Brief of Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is set to revitalize these stations by implementing master plans in phases. The transformation aims to enhance various amenities, including station access, circulating areas, waiting halls, toilets, lifts, and escalators, ensuring cleanliness, providing free Wi-Fi, and incorporating kiosks for local products through initiatives like ‘One Station, One Product.’

Moreover, the scheme envisions the introduction of advanced passenger information systems, executive lounges, designated spaces for business meetings, landscaping, and more, tailored to the specific needs of each station.

Crucially, the scheme emphasizes the improvement of station buildings, integration with both sides of the city, multimodal connectivity, facilities for Divyangjans (persons with disabilities), and the implementation of sustainable and eco-friendly solutions. This includes the provision of ballast-less tracks and ‘roof plazas’ as deemed necessary, in addition to the long-term goal of creating city centers at these stations.

In essence, the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme not only focuses on immediate upgrades but also sets a trajectory for the holistic development of these railway stations, ensuring they become vibrant hubs that cater to the diverse needs of passengers and the local community alike. The phased approach, encompassing a wide range of improvements, underscores the government’s commitment to enhancing the overall rail travel experience in Assam.

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