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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 238
ANSWERED ON:  03.01.2018
Development of Railway Stations
NIHAL CHAND CHAUHAN
Will the Minister of



RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) the total budget allocated for the development of railway stations on the lines of smart cities in the country so far along with the facilities upgraded/being upgraded at these railway stations under the said project;
(b) the number of railway stations of Rajasthan identified under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT); and
(c) whether any special financial provision has been made for the railway stations in border areas under the said Mission and if so, the details thereof?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COAL
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)

(a) to (c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

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STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (c) OF STARRED QUESTION NO.238 BY SHRI NIHAL CHAND TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 03.01.2018 REGARDING DEVELOPMENT OF RAILWAY STATIONS

(a): It has been planned to offer ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations on Indian Railways for redevelopment on ‘as is where is’ basis by inviting open bids from interested parties. It is expected that the revenues realized from real estate development will be sufficient to at least cover the entire cost of station redevelopment after meeting the full expenditure on real estate development and Maintenance obligations i.e. the station redevelopment would be cost neutral to Railways.
The Government of India has launched schemes of ‘SMART Cities’ and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) for the redevelopment and rejuvenation of the cities with a population of more than 1 lakh and covering Capitals of all States and Union Territories. With a view to providing the cities covered in these schemes with a redeveloped railway station which is integratedly planned with the surrounding parts of their cities, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ministry of Railways (MOR) and Ministry of Urban Development (MOUD) for mutual cooperation between the two Ministries for integrated planning of redevelopment of railway stations in the cities included in these schemes. This would lead to development of integrated public transit hub around the railway stations and encourage Transit Oriented Development. The facilities proposed in a redeveloped station in smart cities include congestion free non-conflicting entry/exit to the station premises, segregation of arrival/departure of passengers, adequate concourse without overcrowding, integration of both sides of the city wherever feasible, integration with other modes of transport systems e.g. Bus, Metro, etc., user friendly international signage, well illuminated circulating area and sufficient provision for drop off, pick up & parking etc.

As the scheme of Station redevelopment is generally cost neutral to Railways, so far, no funds have been allocated for the above projects.

(b) Twenty-nine cities in Rajasthan have been identified for development under AMRUT scheme. Names of these cities are appended. Railway stations located in these cities shall be considered for redevelopment in phases, as per the MoU signed between MoR and MOUD. However, Kota railway station has been taken up for redevelopment under the SMART city scheme jointly by Rail Land Development Authority and NBCC (India) Limited.
(c) No special financial provision has been separately made for the railway stations in border areas under the ‘SMART Cities’ or AMRUT schemes.
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