- Modi cabinet took a big decision regarding the development of railways
- Big plan ready for Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai stations
- Cabinet approves redevelopment of these three stations
Modi Cabinet Decision: The Modi government is constantly keeping an eye on the development of railways. Modi cabinet Have taken a big decision today. A big plan has been prepared for New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai railway stations, the cabinet has approved the redevelopment of these three stations. The Modi cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal for redevelopment of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Mumbai rail stations at a cost of Rs 10,000 crore.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav and Information and Broadcasting Minister Anurag Thakur told reporters after the meeting that a proposal to this effect was approved in the cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Railway Minister Vaishnav said that the Prime Minister has an emotional connection with the Railways and the government has paid attention to every aspect of the Railways including safety, passenger convenience, technology.
He said that in this direction, the cabinet has taken a big decision regarding the redevelopment of railway stations. He informed that a proposal for investment of Rs 10 thousand crore has been approved for the redevelopment of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Mumbai rail stations. According to a government statement, the development of these stations will create 35,744 new jobs, provide better passenger experience and boost the local economy through investment and additional business opportunities.
The Railway Minister informed that work is underway on the proposal for redevelopment of 199 railway stations in the country. Of these, tenders have been floated for work on 47 stations and work has started on 32. He said that now an investment of ten thousand crore rupees has been approved for the development of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus-Mumbai stations.
Vaishnav said that under this, ‘roof plazas’ will be built at these stations where there will be food courts, small play areas for young children, a place to sell local products etc. Special attention will be given to cleanliness here and full care will be taken for the convenience of the disabled.