According to Railway Minister, Shri Ashwini Vaishnaw, Ujjain Railway Station in the State of Madhya Pradesh has recently been identified for redevelopment and entrusted to Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) to undertake technoeconomic feasibility studies and redeveloping it, if found financially viable.
The Railway Minister stated this in his written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha yesterday.
As part of station redevelopment agenda, work on redevelopment of 123 stations is in progress. Out of this, IRSDC is working on 63 stations and RLDA is working on 60 stations. As per current estimates, total investment needed for redevelopment of 123 stations along with real estate development is about Rs 50,000 crore.
While replying to another question in Lok Sabha, the Minster stated that development/modernisation of railway stations is presently taken up under Adarsh Station Scheme. 1253 railway stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme. Out of these, 1206 railway stations have been developed and the remaining stations are targeted to be developed in Financial Year 2021-22.
Further, upgradation/modernization of stations on Indian Railways is a continuous and on-going process and priority is accorded to higher category of stations over lower category of stations while sanctioning and executing the works depending upon need, volume of passenger traffic and availability of funds.