Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)
The Southern railways has initiated the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) as a testament to the government’s resolve to fashion stations anew with a forward-looking approach by identifying 90 stations.
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- The crux of this initiative revolves around the comprehensive redevelopment of a staggering count of 1,309 railway stations across the nation’s expanse.
- The railways being the cornerstone of our transportation network, it becomes imperative to infuse a modernistic essence into its infrastructure to ensure the safety and seamless movement of both passengers and cargo.
- The ABSS is not limited to merely embellishing the stations with the bare essentials. Its ambit extends towards constructing Roof Plazas and City Centres, entwined with the stations’ essence.
- New amenities will find their place alongside the upgrading and substitution of their existing counterparts. Moreover, the charm of local produce is poised to grace these stations through initiatives like ‘One Station One Product’.
- The roster of 13 railway stations, including appellations such as Ballari, Ghatprabha, Gokak Road, Alnavar, and more, poised to metamorphose under this scheme.
- It shall include shopping haven, a haven for gastronomical delights, a playground for the young ones, parking solutions that traverse multiple levels, and facilities that embrace the physically challenged.
- ABSS brings change for 1,309 stations countrywide, breathing fresh vigor into travel hubs and ushering in an era of heightened passenger experiences.