Adarsh Station Yojana is a scheme, that was launched on 2009. Development/modernization of stations is presently taken up under ‘Adarsh Station Scheme’. The expenditure on development of stations under ‘Adarsh’ Station Scheme is generally funded under Plan Head –‘Passenger Amenities’.
The stations which have been upgraded under the scheme has various upgraded facilities such as drinking water, toilets, waiting rooms, cateringservices, lights and
so on. The scheme is mainly envisioned to upgrade the quality of the stations in India.
Main Features of Adarsh Station Yojana
Main features of this scheme are following
This scheme mainly aims to upgrade the suburban stations of India to Adarsh stations. These stations will be beautified and modenized to make them look better and act better.
The stations will be upgraded with all facilities. The ticket counter, toilets, over – bridges, porters will all be redecorated under this scheme. The redecoration process will be monitored by the Indian Government and Indian Railways.
This Scheme has been carried through in phases and Ist phases started in 2009 and the last phase is expected to conclude in 2017 – 18 when all of the stations mentioned in the list will be upgraded.
Model Railway Stations
Development of stations under ‘Model’ Station Scheme was in vogue from June, 1999 to November, 2008. Under this scheme, 594 stations were identified for development and all stations have already been developed.
‘Model’ Stations are provided with “Desirable Amenities”, depending upon the category of the station, such as, retiring room, waiting room, public address system/computer based passenger announcement system, electronic train indicator board, water coolers, standardized signages, Pay and Use toilets etc. At present, stations are upgraded under the Adarsh Station Scheme.
Adarsh Station Scheme
1253 stations have been identified for development under Adarsh Station Scheme. Out of 1253 stations, 1022 stations have already been developed and remaining railway stations are planned to be developed by 2017-18, railway announced through a press release on 10th March, 2017.
State-wise number of stations identified to be developed under the scheme is as under:- State , No. of Stations are under :-