Up to 200 railway stations all over the country would receive a makeover with modern amenities, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced at Aurangabad, Maharashtra.
Aurangabad: Up to 200 railway stations all over the country would receive a makeover with modern amenities, Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw announced here on Monday. He was present during the foundation stone laying event for a coach maintenance factory at the Aurangabad railway station in Maharashtra.
The tendering process for 47 railway stations has been completed, while “the physical construction has begun at 32 stations,” he said.
The minister stated, “Overhead areas will be erected on the stations, which will have world-class facilities, including waiting lounges and food courts, in addition to amusement facilities for kids.
Vaishnaw said that the selling of regional goods will take place on a “platform” at railroad stations.
The minister stated that the Marathwada region of Maharashtra contributed a lot in the making of the Vande Bharat trains.
“In the future, the country will have 400 “Vande Bharat” trains, of which 100 will be produced at the coach factory in Latur, Marathwada.” The factory has been fully renovated, and all the important changes are being made at the coach factory in Latur, Marathwada.
According to him, all regions of the country are currently connected by highways or trains as part of the PM Gati Shakti project, and parts of Marathwada will also be connected in the coming years.
Ambadas Danve, the leader of the opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council, urged that the coach maintenance facility in Aurangabad, which currently accommodates 18 coaches, be expanded to cater to 24 coaches.
Vaishnaw has instructed officials to consider Danve’s demand and provide a proposal within the following 15 days.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways and Jalna MP Raosaheb Danve said the Central government has sanctioned Rs 11,000 crore for Maharashtra, which was Rs 1,100 crore earlier.