New Delhi: The Railways came out with a list of 68 stations, which would be given a facelift through its own resources within a time-bound period. The redevelopment will be closely monitored by the General Managers of the respective zones and the divisional railway manager (DRMs).
Ashwani Lohani, Chairman Railway Board had suggested that the redevelopment should come with a visible change on the station premises without unnecessary construction all over.
The Old Delhi station and some of the busiest stations in the country, including Howrah, Patna, Allahabad, Vijayawada, Chennai Egmore & Mughalsarai, are among the 68 stations which would be taken up for an overhaul.
The DRMs are expected to submit a master plan to the Railway Board by March 31 for the redevelopment of the station.
The board is expected to engage officials to closely monitor the redevelopment plan along with the DRMs.
The development comes as the Railways is yet to give a final shape to the redevelopment of the 600 stations as spelled out in the Union Budget this year.
The Railway Ministry is expected to approach the Cabinet with a policy proposal.