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Guwahati: Chief Minister Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday attended the foundation stone laying ceremony for redevelopment of as many as 508 railway stations from across the country, including 32 from Assam, under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme through the video-conferencing method by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Of the approximate ₹25,000 crore that has been allotted for the redevelopment of the 508 stations, around ₹990 crore have been earmarked for the modernization of 32 stations from Assam.
Speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony for the redevelopment of the Narengi Railway Station in Guwahati, Chief Minister Dr. Sarma exuded confidence the 32 railway stations that would undergo redevelopment under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme would provide a comfortable and dignified travel experiences to railway passengers from the State.
He added that the 32 railway stations, on completion of the redevelopment works, would contribute greatly towards fulfilling the hopes and aspirations of the residents of Assam as far as the railways are concerned.