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Jaipur Railway Station in Rajasthan gets a major revamp that match up to airport standards.
What Is It?
Indian Railways is working to upgrade the Jaipur Railway Station to airport standards with better illumination, escalators, water vending machines and more. The Railway Board has decided that 35 stations including Jaipur Railway Station will be upgraded till February 28, 2019. Jaipur and Ajmer are the two stations that are chosen under the North Western Railway.
What’s In It?
The stations that fall under the Railway Board’s directive for the upgrade should have all these – a concourse hall, circulating area, waiting room, platform, reservation office, enquiry office, foot-over-bridge, parking, escalators, lifts and better lighting. This will match up to the standards of an airport-standard makeover to enhance passengers’ experience.
Railway Station in the Northeastern Frontier Railway (NFR) will be upgraded to airport-like standard soon as well. The 11 stations include five in Assam. Other stations that will get the upgrade include Guwahati, Kamakhya, Lumding, New Tinsukia and Dibrugarh, Katihar, Purnea, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Dimapur and Agartala. This is part of the Indian Railway’s Rs. 1 lakh crore station redevelopment programme.