24 railway stations of tourist importance have been identified for upgradation of passenger amenities in association with Ministry of Tourism on a cost sharing basis in the ratio of 50:50 subject to a ceiling of D 240 Cr. from Ministry of Tourism (MOT) and Ministry of Railways (MOR) together.
The zone-wise identified Railway stations are as under:
Amritsar, Delhi Safdurjung, Kurukshetra, Rai-Bareli, Haridwar and Varanasi
Thiruvananthapuram, Rameshwaram and Madurai
East Central Railway
North Central Railway
North Western Railway
Jaipur and Ajmer
East Coast Railway
South Central Railway
Hyderabad, Tirupati, Nanded and Aurangabad
South Western Railway
Northeast Frontier Railway
Kamakhya, Guwahati, and New Jalpaiguri
Tarapith Road and Tarakeshwar
The stations are identified on the basis of heritage and tourism importance of the station / destinations it caters to.
23 out of 24 stations, except Tarapith Road, have been jointly inspected by the team of officers from MOR and MOT.
The expenditure likely to be incurred on the development of these stations is D 240 Cr. from MOT and MOR together.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 26.07.2017 (Wednesday).