PM Modi Launches 2,000 Railway Projects Worth ₹41,000 Crore; Calls It A “Historic Day For Indian Railways”

PM Narendra Modi unveiled 2,000 railway projects and unveiled plans for the redevelopment of 553 railway stations under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.

by Tashika Tyagi
PM Modi Launches 2,000 Railway Projects Worth ₹41,000 Crore; Calls It A “Historic Day For Indian Railways”

In some impressive news, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of about 2,000 railway infrastructure projects today! Worth around ₹41,000 crore, these railways projects were all inaugurated in one go by PM Modi via video conferencing. These projects include redevelopment of railway stations, road overbridges and underbridges, and underpasses – all dedicated to the “ease of living” of the citizens. Here’s everything you need to know about these inaugurated and upcoming infrastructure projects.

PM Modi Calls These Projects A Symbol Of The Work Culture Of ‘New India’

On February 26, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of 2,000 railway infrastructure projects. These projects have an estimated worth ₹41,000 crore and were launched via video conferencing by the Prime Minister in one go.

In a post on X (formerly Twitter), the PM called this day “historic for Indian Railways.” Out of the 2,000 projects, there are 553 railway station redevelopment projects, several renovation projects, many road overbridges, underbridges, and underpasses around the railway stations. While addressing the online event, PM Modi called these projects “a symbol of the work culture of ‘New India’.”

In the virtual address, PM Modi further added, “India today works with an unprecedented speed at an unprecedented scale. Parting ways with small aspirations, today’s India has moved on to dreaming big and realising those dreams at the earliest.”

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Massive Infrastructure Development For Railways, Things To Know About

Narendra Modi
Image Courtesy: X/@narendramodi

Under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, PM Modi announced the redevelopment of 553 railway stations. This will include the development of rooftop plazas and city centres at the stations to improve facilities for the public. In the virtual ceremony, he also laid the foundation stone of nearly 1,500 road overbridges and underbridges across different states. They will help reduce congestion, enhance safety and connectivity, and improve the overall efficiency of rail travel. Amrit Bharat stations will also be redeveloped as part of these infrastructural projects. The estimated cost for this redevelopment is over ₹19,000 crores.

Wow, that is an impressive dedication to improving the infrastructure of railways in India!

Cover Image Courtesy: Facebook/Narendra Modi & Wikimedia

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