Pune : 16 Stations in Pune Division to be developed under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme; seeks suggestions for station’s improvement

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By Pune Pulse

August 2, 2023

Pune: In an ambitious move, the Central Railways (CR) has decided to develop 16 railway stations in and around Pune division under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS). Under the scheme, the selected railway stations will be developed with improved amenities for passengers.

It is worthy to note that the Indian Railways runs 14000 mail/express trains daily and serves 2.25 crores passengers every day, providing amenities to around 7500 stations. The Ministry of Railways has taken up an ambitious project to improve customer experience for more than 1200 stations on Indian Railways under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme . This scheme is different from major upgradation of important stations.

Since the aim of the facilities is to improve the customer experience, it is felt that feedback from the stakeholders is very important. The passengers and rail users, the passenger users associations, and various service providers at the station will definitely have a more inclusive view on the requirements on a particular station. The stations of Pune division included in ABSS & the hashtags to be used on Twitter to address them are listed below:-

  • Kolhapur SCSMT – #AmritBharat_KolhapurSCSMT
  • Talegaon – #AmritBharat_Talegaon
  • Akurdi – #AmritBharat_Akurdi
  • Hadapsar – #AmritBharat_Hadapsar
  • Chinchwad – #AmritBharat_Chinchwad
  • Satara – #AmritBharat_Satara
  • Sangli – #AmritBharat_Sangli
  • Karad – #AmritBharat_Karad
  • Hathkanangle – #AmritBharat_Hathkanangle
  • Baramati – #AmritBharat_Baramati
  • Dehuroad – #AmritBharat_Dehuroad
  • Kedgaon – #AmritBharat_Kedgaon
  • Uruli – #AmritBharat_Uruli
  • Lonand – #AmritBharat_Lonand
  • Wathar – #AmritBharat_Wathar
  • Phaltan – #AmritBharat_Phaltan

Central Railways earnestly request the stake-holders to give suggestion on improving the facilities at stations on or before 15th August 2023 at the
Email ID drmpune@gmail.com or cprooffice0@gmail.com or Twitter Hashtags on @drmpune

Additionally, the proposed scope of amenities proposed to be provided and improved are:

·         Provision of additional FOBS where required

·         Provision of lifts and escalators

·         Improvement of circulating area and traffic floor

·         Improvement to the waiting hall and toilets

·         Improvement to station façade

·         Improvement of the lighting at the stations

·         Provision and improvement of various signages, train indicator boards and coach indication boards

·         Improvement/enhancement of vehicle parking

·         Improvement/extension of cover over Platform

Shreyas Vange

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