Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)
Tags: Government Schemes
ABSS is a development program initiated by Southern Railway.
An Overview of the News
It aims to develop 90 identified stations.
Prepare a master plan for railway stations.
Implement the master plan in a phased manner to increase facilities.
Go beyond the minimum essentials.
Incorporate and replace previous redevelopment projects.
Selection and Approval Process:
It is the responsibility of the Zonal Railways to select the stations.
Approval by a committee of senior railway officials.
Factors considered: footfall, stakeholder input.
Planned features and amenities:
Introduction of new features
Upgradation and replacement of existing facilities.
Provision for additional facilities in the future, such as a roof plaza.
Space for free Wi-Fi and 5G mobile towers.
Easy access through wide roads.
Remove unwanted structures
Well designed signage and dedicated footpaths.
Well planned parking area and better lighting.
Enhanced Passenger Experience:
Integrate the waiting room and provide quality cafeteria/retail facilities.
Better furniture in waiting rooms, platforms, toilets and offices.
High level platforms at all categories of stations.
Special facilities for physically handicapped as per Railway Board guidelines.
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