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27-02-2024
PRIME MINISTER LAID FOUNDATION STONE/ INAUGURATED 46 AMRIT STATIONS AND 108 ROAD OVERBRIDGES/UNDERPASSES OF SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

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PRIME MINISTER LAID FOUNDATION STONE/ INAUGURATED 46 AMRIT STATIONS

AND 108 ROAD OVERBRIDGES/UNDERPASSES OF SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY

 

Kolkata, 26thFebruary, 2024

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stone and inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation around 2000 railway infrastructure projects worth more than Rs. 41,000 crores via video conferencing. During this function, Foundation Stone was also laid for46 stations of South Eastern Railway to be redeveloped under Amrit Station Scheme. Aprat from this, inauguration /Foundation stone laid for 108 Road Overbridges and Underpasses in SER. In this connection, functions were organised at 141 locations over all the four divisions, i.e. Adra, Kharagpur, Chakradharpur and Ranchi of SER jurisdiction.

Shri C. P. Radhakrishnan, Hon’ble Governor of Jharkhand attended the function at Tatanagar Railway station. Shri Anil Kumar Mishra, General Manager/SER, Divisional Railway Manager/ Chakradharpur, Senior Railway Officers and other dignitaries were also present at the function.

Colourful functions were also organised at other locations over SER jurisdiction and was attended by Hon’ble Ministers, Hon’ble MPs, Hon’ble MLAs, other dignitaries and large number of enthusiastic local people.

In connection with the above programme, competitions were organised by all four Divisions of SER among the students of different schools o­n the topic “2047 ke Viksit Bharat ka Viksit Rail”.  More than 1,000 winners were awarded by the dignitaries at different locations today (26.02.2024).

Foundation Stone was laid for 22 Amrit stations of West Bengal at a total estimated cost of Rs. 597.15 Crores. The 22 stations of West Bengal to be redeveloped under the Amrit Station Scheme are, Adra, Bankura, Bishnupur, Purulia, Joychandi Pahar, Burnpur, Kharagpur, Mecheda, Tamluk, Jhargram, Bagnan, Midnapore, Uluberia, Andul, Panskura, Hijli, Belda, Digha, Haldia, Suisa, Tulin and Jhalida. Moreover, the total estimated cost for 41 Road Overbridges/Underpasses in West Bengal is Rs. 492.05 Crores.

Foundation Stone was laid for 18 Amrit stations of Jharkhand at a total estimated cost of Rs. 578.95 Crores. The 18 stations of Jharkhand to be redeveloped under the Amrit Station Scheme are, Tatanagar, Chakradharpur, Gamharia, Sini, Chaibasa, Dangoaposi, Barajamda, Balsiring, Bano, Gangaghat, Ramgarh Cantt, Govindpur Road, Orga, Muri, Silli, Lohardaga, Tatisilwai and Namkom. Moreover, the total estimated cost for 44 Road Overbridges/Underpasses in Jharkhandis Rs.546.01 Crores.

Foundation Stone was laid for 6 Amrit stations of Odisha at a total estimated cost of Rs.240.82 Crores. The 6 stations of Odisha to be redeveloped under the Amrit Station Scheme are, Bimlagarh, Jaroli, Rairangpur, Panposh, Baleshwar and Betnoti. Moreover, the total estimated cost for 23 Road Overbridges/Underpasses in Odisha is Rs.192.41 Crores.

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