The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone (through video link) for 508 railway stations all over the country under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, in the first phase. Among these, 6 stations of Hubballi Division and 2 stations of Mysuru Division in SWR have been shortlisted. The stations are: Hubballi Division Alnavar, Ghataprabha, Gokak Road, Gadag, Koppal and Ballari stations and that of Mysuru Division are Arsikere and Harihar railway stations.
The estimated cost for upgradation along with stations is as under
Alnavar 17.2 Crore
Ghataprabha – 18.2 Crore
Gokak Road – 17 Crore
In Budget 2023, it was announced that 1275 stations all over the country would be upgraded/redeveloped under Amrit Bharat Station scheme. In Karnataka, 55 stations are planned to be redeveloped under this scheme.
Alnavar, Ghataprabha, Gokak Road stations
Amrit Bharat Station scheme envisages development of stations on a continuous basis with a long-term approach. It involves preparation of Master Plans and their implementation in phases to improve the amenities at the stations like improvement of station access, circulating areas, waiting halls, toilets, lift/escalators as necessary, cleanliness, free Wi-Fi, kiosks for local products through schemes like ‘One Station One Product’, better passenger information systems, Executive Lounges, nominated spaces for business meetings, landscaping etc. keeping in view the necessity at each station.
The scheme also envisages improvement of building, integrating the station with both sides of the city, multimodal integration, amenities for Divyangjans, sustainable and environment friendly solutions, provision of ballastless tracks, ‘Roof Plazas’ as per necessity, phasing and feasibility and creation of city centres at the station in the long term.
In the spirit of citizen participation, Indian Railways is inviting suggestions from citizens for Redevelopment of the stations. The feedback/ideas can be given directly through online link: https://indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/FeedBackForm/index.jsp