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PM to lay foundation stone and inaugurate around 2000 railway infrastructure projects on Monday

PM  to lay foundation stone and inaugurate around 2000 railway infrastructure projects on Monday

New Delhi, Feb 25 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone, inaugurate, and dedicate to the Nation around 2000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 41,000 crores on Monday, according to a statement released by Prime Minister's office.
Among the projects, the Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone for the redevelopment of 553 railway stations under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
These stations, spread across 27 States and Union Territories, will be redeveloped at a cost of over Rs. 19,000 crores, PMO said adding that these stations will act as ‘City Centres’ integrating both sides of the city".
The stations will have modern passenger amenities like a roof plaza, beautiful landscaping, intermodal connectivity, improved modern façade, kids play area, kiosks, and food courts.
The projects will be redeveloped as environment-friendly and also Divyang and the design of these station buildings will be inspired by local culture, heritage, and architecture.
The Prime Minister on Monday, will also inaugurate Gomti Nagar station in Uttar Pradesh which has been redeveloped at a total cost of around Rs 385 crores.
To cater to the increased future passenger footfall, this station has segregated arrival and departure facilities. It integrates both sides of the city.
This centrally air-conditioned station has modern passenger amenities like Air Concourse, congestion-free circulation, food courts, and ample parking space in the upper and lower basement.
The Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone, inaugurate and dedicate to the nation 1500 Road Over Bridges and Underpasses.
These Road Bridges and Underpasses are spread across 24 States and Union Territories, the total cost of these projects is around Rs. 21,520 crores, will reduce congestion, enhance safety and connectivity, and improve the capacity, and efficiency of rail travel.
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