What is the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme?

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of 508 railway stations across the country on August 6, 2023. The cost of redevelopment of these 508 railway stations is over Rs 25,000 crore.

The Ministry of Railways has introduced a new policy called ‘Amrit Bharat Station’ scheme. Within the framework of the project, a total of 1,309 railway stations are intended to be modernized. The aim of this plan is to provide world-class services to passengers and enhance their overall experience while travelling.

The scheme involves the creation of a Master Plan for each station, considering its long-term requirements and the needs of its passengers. This will ensure that the modernization process is efficient and adapted to the specific demands of each station.

PM lays the foundation stone for the remodeling of the 508 train stations @Narendra Modi Ji is a monumental initiative.

With the ‘Amrit Bharat Station Plan’, Modi Ji is transforming Indian railways into a cradle of change, shaping the destiny of our nation.… pic.twitter.com/HyRZej1cFx

– Amit Shah (@AmitShah)
August 6, 2023

According to PIB, the general objectives of the Amrit Bharat station plan are:

  • Prepare Railway Station Master Plans and implement them in phases to improve facilities, even beyond the Minimum Essential Services (MEA).
  • Aim for the creation of Roof Plazas and urban centers in the stations in the long term.
  • Prioritize stakeholder needs and station use studies based on available funding.
  • Introduce new amenities and improve or replace existing ones.
  • Coverage of stations where techno-economic feasibility studies have been carried out.
  • Focus on implementing Master Plans in phases, with special emphasis on relocating structures and utilities as needed.

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– Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
August 6, 2023

The scope of work under the Amrit Bharat Station plan includes the following:

  • Enhance the structure and create aesthetically pleasing entry porches cost-effectively.
  • Relocate old buildings efficiently to make room for priority passenger activities and future development.
  • Minimize construction of new buildings, except for necessary relocations or improvements.
  • Provide combined waiting rooms and good cafeteria/retail facilities where possible.
  • Allocate space for at least two booths for “One Station, One Product.”
  • Create space for executive lounges and small business meeting areas.
  • Install aesthetically designed billboards (signs) to display important information.
  • Improve access to stations with wider roads, adequate signage, pedestrian paths, parking areas and better lighting.
  • Incorporate landscaping, green areas and local art and culture to enhance the station experience.
  • Install high-level platforms and slab tracks on platform lines and train maintenance facilities.
  • Ensure proper drainage of deck areas with self-cleaning drains and aesthetically designed covers.
  • Cover cables in aesthetically designed conduits with provisions for future cables.
  • Provide free WiFi access at the station and reserve spaces for 5G towers.
  • Use highly durable, dust-resistant and low-maintenance materials.
  • Plan for more comfortable, durable furniture in waiting rooms, platforms, retirement rooms, and offices.
  • Implement visible, well-designed signage to guide and improve public announcement systems.
  • Install escalators in certain categories of stations, regardless of the influx of people.
  • Provide services for Divyangjan (persons with disabilities) as per the guidelines of the Railway Board.
  • Install ceremonial flags in appropriate spaces at the station.
  • Use LED based station name boards with good visibility for passing trains.
  • Provide adequate number of toilets with separate provisions for women and Divyangjan.

Of the 508 stations whose redevelopment has started, 48 are in Bihar, 31 in Assam and 18 in Andhra Pradesh.


AN Road, Lakhminia, Salauna, Kahalgaon, Naugachia, Pirpainti, Sultanganj, Ara, Bihiya, Dumraon, Raghunathpur, Darbhanga Junction, Gaya Junction, Paharpur, Jamui, Simultala, Jehanabad, Bhabua Road, Durgauti, Kudra, Barsoi Junction, Khagaria Junction, Mansi Junction, Kishanganj, Thakurganj, Jaynagar, Madhubani, Sakri, Jamalpur Junction, Dholi, Muzaffarpur Junction, Ram Dayalu Nagar, Bihar Sharif, Rajgir, Narkatiaganj, Sagauli, Bakhtiyarpur, Barh, Fatuha, Taregna, Bapudham Motihari, Banmankhi, Sasaram, Saharsa , Dalsingh Sarai, Samastipur, Sonpur Junction, Sitamarhi and Hajipur Junction.


Bongaigaon New Junction, Arunachal, Dhubri, Gauripur, Dibrugarh, Duliajan, Naharkatiya, Namrup, New Halflong, Sarupathar, Lumding Junction, Jorhat Town, Mariani, Narangi, Rangiya Junction, Diphu, New Karimganj Junction, Fakiragram Junction, Gossaigaon Hat, Kokrajhar, Jagi Road, Chaparmukh, Hojai, Lanka, Amguri, Sibsagar Town, Simlaguri, Rangapara North Junction, Makum Junction, Margherita, New Tinsukia and Tinsukia.

Andhra Pradesh

Kakinada town junction, Tuni, Piduguralla, Repalle, Tenali, Kurnool town, Donakonda, Ongole, Singaraykonda, Palasa, Anakapalle, Duvvada, Vizianagaram junction, Bhimavaram town, Eluru, Narasapur, Nidadavolu junction and Tadepalligudem.

With this important step towards progress and better infrastructure, passengers can expect better facilities and services at railway stations across the country. The Amrit Bharat Station plan aims to create comfortable and convenient spaces for travelers, making their journeys more enjoyable and hassle-free.

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