Udalguri railway station in Assam to be redeveloped at INR 14.31 crore
DIMAPUR — In a bid to enhance rail facilities in the Northeast and Assam, an amount of INR 10,369 crore has been allocated in the interim Budget 2024-25 for Railway infrastructure projects, updated N F Railway on Monday.
As many as 60 stations in Northeast are being redeveloped with world class amenities/facilities under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, and this include Udalguri railway station in Assam which will receive a significant facelift at a cost of INR 14.31 crore, it said.
“Udalguri railway station is an important station on the Rangiya – Murkongselek section under Rangiya Division of NFR. The existing station building will be extended with improved facade with facilities like retiring rooms and waiting room with latest amenities for the convenience of the passengers.
“Divyangjan friendly ramps and toilet facilities with other modern amenities like two lifts and a 5-meter-wideFoot Over Bridge will also be provided. New toilet block will be built separately for male and female passengers. Improved parking facilities with beautification of circulating area are also planned. All the platforms will be provided with shelter and resurfaced with marble stone, tiles etc. for ease of movement for passengers. Entry exit path will be developed, which will offer improved accessibility for passengers,” informed the update.
It went on to say that tenders have been awarded for all the projects and foundation work for the new station building already began, while work for other passenger amenities like installation of coach guidance board, train information display system, extension of platforms, provision of easy access water booths for Divyangjan etc. are in progress.