Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)

Tags: Government Schemes

Amrit-Bharat-Station-Scheme-(ABSS)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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