Rail Budget likely to give big push to Rail Infra upgradation
Lucknow: Rail passengers have high hopes from the budget to be presented. This time a budget of 1.8 lakh crore can be allocated for the railways. Apart from this, there may be an emphasis on increasing passenger facilities and basic services with new trains. At the same time, there is also hope of getting the gift of Vande Bharat train.
Not only this, new trains and new tracks for high speed trains have been recommended to Lucknow division. In which rail passengers can get the gift of Vande Bharat Express from New Delhi to Lucknow via Varanasi and Gorakhpur and Ayodhya. Railway officials are also hopeful about this. From the upgradation of railway stations to the increase in passenger facilities, a lot of good is expected.
Northern and Northeast Railway Lucknow Division has sent proposals for upgradation of passenger amenities, for which funds are expected to be allocated. In fact, Charbagh Railway Station of Northern Railway and Gomti Nagar Railway Station of North Eastern Railway are being upgraded. About three thousand crore rupees have to be spent on making them world class. Last year Rs 100 crore was given in the budget.
Roadmap for development of stations ready
The blueprint for the development of stations has been prepared under the Amrit Station Scheme. SK Sapra, DRM, Northern Railway has been quoted in the media saying that facilities ranging from increasing the length of platforms to expansion of circulating area, new foot over bridges, passenger amenities, water vending machines, automatic ticket vending machines will be provided at the stations.
400 crore expected for seven overbridges in Lucknow
To reduce the load of passengers and trains at Charbagh and Lucknow Junction railway station, money is also expected to be received for developing nearby stations. Along with this, seven overbridges and underpasses are to be built in Lucknow with a cost of Rs 400 crore, these will be completed after getting the budget this year.
Focus on Varanasi Cantt and Gomtinagar Terminal
Varanasi station is in the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lucknow railway station is in the parliamentary constituency of Defense Minister Rajnath Singh. Now, apart from completing both these projects, the Railways also want to complete the incomplete work of Gomti Nagar station in this budget. A project has been prepared to improve passenger facilities. Since Varanasi station has the status of a religious station, there is more traffic from foreign travelers, so facilities should be on the same lines.