SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
BOKARO STEEL CITY STATION OF ADRA DIVISION
TO BE REDEVELOPED UNDER AMRIT BHARAT STATION SCHEME
ESTIMATED COST : Rs 33.5 CRORES
Kolkata, 11th September, 2023:
Bokaro Steel City station has a huge significance in the freight movement as well as passenger transportation sectors of Indian Railways as it serves one of the major Industrial areas of the country. The station has been selected under the “Amrit Bharat Station Scheme” by the Indian Railways and will be redeveloped as a world class station. The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme is set to transform and revitalize 1309 railway stations across the nation.Altogether 69 stations of South Eastern Railway across its four divisions in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand and Odisha have been earmarked for redevelopment under this scheme.
Bokaro Steel City is one of the major stations in Adra division of South Eastern Railway. It serves the city of Bokaro and adjacent area which is rich in mineral resources. The station also serves a huge population and is well connected to important rail heads. It is surrounded by big industries like the Bokaro Steel plant, Thermal Power plants, Cement factories etc. Bokaro also has as a freight loading yard. The city hosts tourist spots such as Jawaharlal Nehru Biological Park, Garga Dam, Tenughat Dam, City Park etc.The Master Plan for redevelopment of Bokaro Steel CityStation has been proposed with an estimate of Rs 33.5 crores.
The new Station Building will be built in iconic contemporary style and will be developed with segregated Arrival & Departure provisions with integration of both sides of the city. Station plaza will include adequate Parking facilities and Multi-Modal Integration enabling smooth traffic flows. Spacious concourse with world-class facilities and passenger amenities will be constructed along with spaces for retail, cafeterias, recreational facilities, comfortable waiting areas, executive lounges, business meeting areas etc. The station will be equipped with better passenger information system, signage and digital displays for all kind of travel related information. The station will have Foot Overbridges, lifts and Escalators for comfort of passengers. The station will provide all kinds of Divyang friendly facilities, free Wi-fi, fire fighting arrangements, “One Station one Product” kiosks to promote local products etc.
Bokaro Steel City station is all set to go through a major transformation to upgrade infrastructure and improve the passenger experience and comfort.