Following the laying of the cornerstone for the renovation of 508 stations throughout the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ashwini Vaishnaw, the minister of railways, declared on Sunday that there will be no ticket increases in the name of the project.
Vaishnaw asserted that the project is intended to provide smooth transit for passengers across all strata of society and that the project will receive the approximately 25,000 crore required for the reconstruction project through the current Budget.
“PM Modi is aiming to improve the standard of living for ordinary people. The goal of station renovation is constant. We want them to have unburdened access to stations of the highest caliber. In the guise of station reconstruction, we have yet to raise the tariff or instituted a levy, Vaishnaw declared during a news conference in New Delhi.
The railroads have envisioned a strategy to transform around 1,300 important stations nationwide into “Amrit Bharat Stations.”
Modi laid the first stone for 508 Amrit Bharat Stations on Sunday.
55 stations will be built in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan for a combined cost of approximately 4,000 crore, 34 in Madhya Pradesh for about 1,000 crore, and 44 in Maharashtra for around 1,500 crore. In addition, several railway stations will undergo renovations, including those in Kerala, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu.
According to Vaishnaw, the railroads are educating 9,000 engineers who will work on the station renovation project on the finer points of the project, such as contract document analysis, architectural design, and safety.
“No state has been treated differently because of this project. We will be able to observe significant development in the work during the following two years. Fair development is something we support. To demonstrate the urgency with which the project must be finished, Modiji has consistently stated that both the project’s foundation stone and its official opening will be laid.