Recently Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi launched the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme and laid foundation stone for redevelopment of 508 railway stations across the country under the scheme, through video conferencing, at a cost of more than Rs 24,470 crores.
Lieutenant Governor Shri Manoj Sinha attended the ceremony at an event at Budgam Railway station.
He expressed gratitude to the Hon’ble Prime Minister for including three stations of J&K UT, Jammu Tawi, Udhampur and Budgam under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
He said the redevelopment of Railway stations in the UT will give huge boost to connectivity and ease of travel for passengers.
He highlighted the ongoing railway projects and the overall transformation taking place in the railway sector. Under the guidance of Hon’ble Prime Minister, we are witnessing rail projects of unprecedented magnitude in Kashmir Valley, he said.
He informed that the Railway Board has sanctioned five Final Location Survey works in Kashmir-Doubling of Baramulla-Banihal Railway Line, New Baramulla-Uri, Awantipora-Shopian, Sopore-Kupwara and Anantnag-Bijbehara-Pahalgam Rail Line. Once approved, the new networks will boost rail connectivity in the valley, he added.
He also shared the reforms introduced by the UT Administration to strengthen the air and road connectivity catering to the growing aspirations of the people.