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902/2023-24 26-02-2024
Chennai
Hon’ble PM laid the foundation stone for 554 Amrit stations, dedicated/laid the foundation stone for 1500 ROBs/RUBs across Indian Railways on 26th February 2024


Hon’ble PM laid the foundation stone for 554 Amrit stations, dedicated/laid the foundation stone for 1500 ROBs/RUBs across Indian Railways o­n 26th February 2024

In Southern Railway, 44 Amrit Bharat Stations foundation stones were laid, and 193 ROBs/RUBs foundation stones were laid or dedicated

Shri Narendra Modi, the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India, virtually laid the foundation stone for 554 Amrit Bharat Stations and dedicated/laid the foundation stone for 1500 Road Over Bridges (ROB) /Road Under Bridges (RUB) to the nation. This mega event was planned across 2000 locations throughout India.

Ceremonial functions in Southern Railway

In Southern Railway, 44 Amrit Bharat Stations foundation stones were laid, and 75 ROBs had their foundation stones laid, 4 ROBs and 114 RUBs were also dedicated to the Nation. As part of this grand event, Southern Railway has organized ceremonial functions at 237 locations/railway stations across the zone o­n February 26, 2024, todayElected representatives, eminent persons from various fields, renowned sportspersons, freedom fighters, school/college students, Government officials, rail passengers and member of local community are expected to attend this function.

In his speech, Hon'ble PM accorded a special mention for redevelopment of Kumbakonam station in Tamil Nadu under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. He stated that the proposed redevelopment would render an architectural facelift to the station by combining Chola - Dravidian style of architecture

In Tamil Nadu, Shri R. N. Ravi, Hon’ble Governor of Tamil Nadu participated and graced the occasion at St. Thomas Mount Railway station. Shri.  L. Murugan, Hon’ble Union Minister of state for Information and Broadcasting, Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries took part in the function held at Mettuppalayam Railway station.

In Kerala, Shri Arif Mohammed Khan, Hon’ble Governor of Kerala virtually attended the function. Shri V. Muraleedharan, Hon’ble Minister of State for External Affairs of India participated at 2 venues held at Janatamukku Gate and Edava Gate in Attingal Constituency.

In Puducherry, Shri N. Rangaswamy, Hon’ble Chief Minister, Puducherry, took part in the event held at ROB Venue, Villianur.

All the function venues were virtually connected to the Central function.  Prizes were distributed during the function to the school students who had participated and won awards at various competitions held as run up to this event.

Amrit Bharat Stations in SR

On 26th February 2024, Hon'ble PM laid the foundation stone for 44 railway stations in Southern Railway which include Chennai Beach, Chennai Park, Ambattur, St. Thomas Mount, Guindy, Mambalam, Mettupalayam, Coimbatore North, Erode, Morappur, Dindigul, Tuticorin, Tiruchendur, Mayiladuturai, Kumbakonam, Vriddhachalam, Chengannur, Thrissur, Guruvayur, Ottapalam, Nilambur Road and Kannur, among others.

A total of 77 stations in Tamil Nadu are being taken up under this initiative of “Amrit Bharat Station” at a cost of more than Rs.4100 crores. Of these, Phase -1 works are in progress at 18 stations for which the foundation stone was laid by Hon'ble PM in August 2023. Now, o­n 26th February  2024, Hon'ble PM will lay the foundation stone for 34 Amrit Stations in Tamil Nadu, including Dharmapuri and Hosur under the jurisdiction of South Western Railway

A total of 35 stations in Kerala are being taken up under this initiative of “Amrit Bharat Station” at a cost of more than Rs. 3000 crores. Of these, Phase -1 works are in progress at 7 stations for which the foundation stone was laid by Hon'ble PM in August 2023. Now, o­n 26th February 2024, Hon'ble PM will lay the foundation stone for 10 Amrit Stations in Tamil Nadu.

Detailed write up o­n 44 Stations specifying the cost and scope of work and the benefits are given in the Annexure.

Road Over Bridge/Road Under Bridge

Hon'ble PM laid foundation stone for 75 ROBs and dedicated to the nation 4 ROBs and 114 RUBs.

These bridged and under passes in place of level Crossing gates will enhance safety for road users, reduce detention of road vehicles and strengthen the connectivity by acting as bridge linking villages and towns.

It will also enhance efficiency of train operations by reducing detentions, improving speed and ensuring optimum utilisation of rail infrastructure.

     

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