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Indian Railways Withdraws Busy Season Charges



Indian Railways Withdraws Busy Season Charges
Ministry of Railways has decided to withdraw Busy Season Charge levied on all commodities loaded in Covered Stock for two months. This will be applicable from 1st May 2016 to 30th June 2016. This was announced by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme today.


BACKGROUNDER :

• In the Railway Budget for 2016-17,it was declared that a review of tariff policy would be undertaken to evolve a competitive rate structure vis-à-vis other modes, permit multi point loading / unloading and apply differentiated tariffs to increase utilization of alternate routes. It was also stated that the current tariff structure of IR has led to out-pricing of our services in the freight market.

• Keeping in view the above commitment made in the Railway Budget, the following initiatives have already been taken:

1) Allowing Two-point/ Multi point/ Mini Rake loading in all kinds of covered wagons. Earlier there was a restriction on BCN wagons.

2) Minimum distance for Mini Rakes was increased from 400kms to 600kms.

3) Automatic Freight Rebate Scheme in Traditional Empty Flow Direction has been extended.

4) Port Congestion Charge (10% of Base Freight) has been withdrawn.

5) Scheme to attract Merry-go-round System traffic has been introduced.

6) Guidelines for traffic on IR for Coastal Shipping for Iron Ore for Domestic consumption has been allowed.

• Further, in line with the Budget announcement to rationalise the tariff structure, it was decided to review Busy Season Charge of 15%. Industry, various trade associations and field officials have been representing that due to fall in Diesel prices, there has been sharp decline in road rates in the last few years, which has made rail freight highly uncompetitive for customers. In view of the same, after review, it has been decided to withdraw Busy Season Charge levied on all commodities loaded in Covered Stock for two months. This will be applicable from 1st May 2016 to 30th June 2016. As per our existing policy, this charge is not levied during the Lean Season i.e. 1st July to 30th September, which implies that BSC will not be levied effectively till 30th September 2016.

• There will be a reduction of 15% in the Basic freight due to withdrawal of BSC.

• Generally, Cement,Fertilizers and Foodgrains are loaded in Jumbo rakes. Out of these commodities the rail co-efficient of Cement has fallen substantially during the previous years from 50% to 40% and its demand is also highly price elastic and sensitive.

• It is expected that by this policy initiative of withdrawal of Busy Season Charge, there would be a likely increase in loading by around 6-7MT, which will more than compensate the financial loss due withdrawal of this surcharge). 

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Railway Minister announces two more passenger friendly services namely (i) Cancellation of PRS counter tickets through IRCTC website and 139 (ii) Acceptance of International Debit and Credit Cards for payment for e-ticketing through IRCTC website
    Working on the fast track to implement Rail Budget Announcements of 2016-17 ranging from improving passenger amenities to infrastructure development, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhkar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 29.04.2016 at Rail Bhawan inaugurated two very important budget announcements of (i) Cancellation of PRS counter tickets through IRCTC website and 139(IVRS & SMS) and (ii) Acceptance of International Debit and Credit Cards for payment for e-ticketing through IRCTC website.  Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railway was specially present to grace the occasion.  Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mittal, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed and other Board Members were present on the occasion. 
Speaking on the occasion about these services, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, said that the Indian Railways is the second largest commercial organization of the world which has lot of challenges before it becomes of world standard. He said that Railways is a big organization and its some areas need complete revamping and  thus multiple strategies need to adopted and implemented to improve in all spheres. He said that Railways income generation and expenditure needs to be accounted closely so that there can be best use of the public money. He said that Railways principal source of revenue is freight and passenger fares which is 2/3 and 1/3 respectively and thus Railways’ development in all respect depends solely on the improvement of its both these services. He said that the service of Cancellation of PRS counter tickets through IRCTC website & 139 and Acceptance of International Debit and Credit Cards for payment for e-ticketing through IRCTC website is a step towards digital technology which will reduce cash handling. He assured more passenger friendly services in the coming time. 

 Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha said that development of Railways is not a single-handed task and thus concerted efforts are necessary which railway personnel are doing day and day out. In a very short span of time of around two months, as many as 8 budget announcements have been fully implemented by the Railway Ministry which has been possible by the mechanised system.  
Salient Features Of the Schemes Launched : -
Acceptance of International Debit and Credit Cards for payment for e-ticketing through IRCTC website

Purpose:

Ø      At present, only American Express International Credit Cards are accepted at IRCTC portal through American Express (AMEX) Payment Gateway.  Other International Cards are not accepted for payments as on date.

Ø      IRCTC will now permit other International Credit/Debit Cards issued outside India also for booking of e-tickets through IRCTC website.  These International Credit/Debit Cards will be used for payment through the payment gateway provided by M/s.Atom Technologies.

Conditions:

Ø      4% of transaction value (inclusive taxes as applicable) shall be levied for each transaction through the International Credit/Debit Cards. 
Ø      This payment option is available only when ticket is booked at least 2 days in advance of journey date.
Ø      This payment option is not available for booking of “Tatkal” or “Premium Tatkal” quota tickets.
Ø      This payment option is not available for booking of tickets in “Premium trains”.

Process:

Ø      Select the “International Cards powered by Atom” payment option present under ‘Payment Gateway/Credit Card’ category at payment page.
Ø      Input all the mandatory details for payment at the Gateway page, such as Card Number, Name, Expiry, CVV, Bank Name, mobile number, e-mail and address.
Ø      After submission of all the details, ticket will be booked in case of successful payment response received from the Bank/Payment Gateway.

Benefits:

Ø      Acceptance of all International Credit/Debit Cards will fulfil the longstanding demand of foreign tourists as they will be able to book e-tickets directly and will no longer depend on other Agencies for this purpose. 
Cancellation of PRS counter tickets through
IRCTC website and through 139 (IVRS and SMS)

Purpose:
To facilitate passengers having confirmed PRS counter tickets to cancel the ticket within the permitted time limit under Refund Rule 2015.  PRS counter tickets can be cancelled through:
(i)  IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in) or
(ii) 139
The permissible refundable amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations defined by Zonal Railway within the prescribed time limit.
Facility Available only for Fully confirmed system tickets:
·         In normal circumstances only and not in case of late running of trains/cancellation of trains etc.,
·         Where the mobile number has been given at the time of booking the ticket.
·         Upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
Collection of Refund Amount
·         Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations defined by Zonal Railway as under:-
          (a) During first two hours of the opening of PRS counters on the next day for the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is (i) between 1801 hours and 0600 hours.
          (b) Upto 4 hours after the scheduled departure of the train during the working hours of PRS counters/current counters/special counters where cancellation is permitted round the clock on the  tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is (i) between 0601 hours and 1800 hours.
(c) No refund of amount would be given after the above mentioned prescribed time limit.
Benefits:
Apart from cancellation across PRS counter, the passengers having confirmed PRS counter ticket can cancel the same within the prescribed time limit as per Refund Rule 2015 as under:-
(i). Through IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in) (Steps how to cancel confirmed PRS counter ticket is placed at Annexure-I) or
(ii) Through 139 (Steps how to cancel confirmed PRS counter ticket is placed at Annexure-II)

CANCELLATION THROUGH IRCTC WEBSITE:              (Annexure-I)
* A new page will be given on IRCTC website (www.irctc.co.in) without any login ID for purpose of cancellation of PRS counter tickets.
* Passenger will be asked to enter the PNR number & Train number along with captcha.
* The details entered by passenger shall be validated and an OTP will be sent to the passenger to his mobile number given at the time of booking the ticket. The OTP received on the mobile will be entered by the passenger in the web page and it will be validated by the system.
* After receiving the confirmation OTP number from the passenger, full cancellation of PNR will be done and PNR will be marked as Cancelled but not refunded in the system. Seat/berth will be released and would be made available for booking both at PRS & IRCTC Website. Refund amount due will also be displayed to the passenger on the website.
* An SMS will be sent to the passenger with PNR and fare details - ”Your ticket has been cancelled. PNR, xxxxxx, Amt,xxxxx. Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations as per the notified time”.
* All the Privilege/Duty pass/PTOs/complimentary pass tickets shall be allowed to be cancelled through website or through 139.
* All types of PNRs including i-tickets (after printing) and system tickets booked across counter/post office/YTSK/Go India terminals/Bank terminals etc.’ will be allowed to be  cancelled on website except the following:
(a). Circular Journey tickets and onwards tickets booked against CJT.
(b). Foreign tourists PNRs against which berth allotment has been done
(c). ATAS generated new PNR
(d). Duplicate ticket.
(e). Cluster ticket and pre-bought ticket.

CANCELLATION THROUGH 139:                                 (Annexure-II)
Rail Ticket booked through Railway Reservation counter can be cancelled through Railway Enquiry 139.  Service will be available on 139:

(a).  IVR with Agent Assistance
(b). SMS Service

(a). Cancel through 139 using IVR(Agent Assistance)

(i). Customer will call on 139 and select Option ‘6’ from IVR main menu.

(ii). IVR will ask whether it is Counter Ticket or E- Ticket. Press 1 for Counter Ticket or Press 2 for E-Ticket.

(iii). In case customer selects E-Ticket option, IVR will play a message “Currently ticket booked through Railway Reservation Counter only can be cancelled through 139. Press 8 to go back to main menu

1.      Once customer selects Counter Ticket option, call will be transferred to agent for cancellation.

2.      Agent will ask the following information from customer to process the cancellation.

a.      PNR Number

b.      Train Number

3.      Agent will retrieve ticket information from the server and confirm it with the customer.
4.      After ticket details confirmation, agent will click on “Generate OTP” button to generate the OTP. System will validate the calling number of customer with the number mentioned in ticket details from the system.

5.      If mobile number validation fails, agent will advise the customer to call from the same number mentioned at the time of booking the ticket. If number is successfully validated, OTP will be delivered on passenger’s mobile number which he would convey to agent.

6.      Agent will enter OTP on CRM and will click “Submit” button to process the cancellation. Ticket will be cancelled and refundable amount will be display on agent screen. Agent will communicate the same refundable amount to customer.

7.      Customer has to collect the permissible refundable amount across the PRS counter within the prescribed time limit.

(b) Cancellation through SMS to 139:

(i). User has to send PNR Number & Train Number to 139 in the syntax given below:

CANCEL to 139

Example: CANCEL 2303529769 12420
           
(ii). User will get below response from 139 after mobile number verification:

“Dear User, We have received cancellation request against PNR number 2303529769, OTP against this request is 123456. To confirm ticket cancellation send SMS OTP 123456 to 139.

(iii). User has to send OTP number received back to 139 for second level of confirmation.

OTP to 139

Example: OTP 123456

User will get below response from 139:

“Dear User, Your ticket with PNR number 2303529769 has been cancelled, refundable amount is Rs. ----.”

(iv) Passenger has to collect the permissible refundable amount within prescribed time limit across the PRS counter.

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Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations
 Instructions exist for provision of Wheel Chair at stations. This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies (on payment) as per present practice.
Almost all the Mail/Express trains (except special type of trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Janshatabdi, AC Special, Duronto) including Garib Rath trains have been provided with at least one disabled friendly coach. SLRD (Second Class Cum Luggage Cum Guard Van & Disabled friendly compartment) coaches and Power Cars for Garib Rath trains having provisions for PWD (Persons with Disability) Compartment with air-conditioning are already in service. These coaches have wider entrance doors for wheelchair access. Besides, following features are also provided:

i)          Wider entrance doors of 920 mm width against 782 mm in conventional body side doors.
ii)         Handrails on side walls for providing assistance to the disabled.
iii)        Wider aisle of 1050 mm instead of usual 570 mm (the seats alongside the sidewall have been removed).
iv)        Wider cushioned Berths – 707 mm instead of 607 mm in conventional coaches.
v)         To accommodate wheel chairs, space between berths increased to 1201 mm against usual 542 mm.
vi)        Larger Lavatory: 1947 mm square instead of 1540 mm x1189 mm.
vii)       Wider lavatory door provided: 840 mm instead of usual 520 mm.
viii)      Additional grab rails provided in the lavatory.
ix)        Lower height of wash basin and mirror in the toilet. 

Zonal Railways have been authorised to introduce ‘Battery Operated Vehicles’ at major Railway Stations for Disabled, Old Aged and sick Passengers on first come first served basis through sponsorship from individuals, NGOs, trusts, Charitable institutions, Corporates and PSUs/Corporate Houses under their Corporate Social Responsibility with no charge to passenger or to the Railway.
           

            Provision/augmentation of amenities at stations, including those for differently abled passengers is a continuous process. In order to provide better accessibility to differently abled passengers, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations:
·         Standard ramp for barrier free entry.
·         Earmarking at least two parking lots.
·         Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.
·         Signages of appropriate visibility.
·         At least one toilet (on the ground floor).
·         At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons.
·         ‘May I help you’ Booth.
In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘B’ category stations:
·         Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.
·         Engraving on edges of platform.
Instructions have been issued to zonal railways for providing above facilities at all ‘A-1’ category stations by July 2016 and to provide all identified short term facilities at 50% of stations by March 2018.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).

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   Providing World Class Facilities to Railway Passengers 

Indian Railway has advertised its plan to redevelop ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations (about 400 in number) on ‘as is where is’ basis, by inviting proposals from developers with their designs and business ideas. The entire cost of station redevelopment is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space in and around the stations.

During various interactions with the stake holders, their response has been encouraging.

In addition to above, redevelopment of eight stations viz., Anand Vihar, Bijwasan, Chandigarh, Gandhinagar, Habibganj (Bhopal), Shivaji Nagar (Pune), Surat and SAS Nagar (Mohali) has been entrusted to Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Ltd. Letter of Intent has been issued for Habibganj station and Request for Qualification (RFQ) for Anand Vihar and Bijwasan stations have been opened.

Ministry of Railways have signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoUs) along with the following for Technical Cooperation in Railway Sector wherein Station Development/Modernisation is one of the cooperation areas:-

1. Ministry of Transport, Construction and Regional Development of the Slovak Republic.

2. Department of Transport of the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

3. The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport & Tourism of Japan

4. Ministry of Railway of the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of China

5. The Joint Stock Company “Russian Railways”

6. Czech Railways (CESKE DRAHY) of the Czech Republic and Association of Czech Railway Industry (ACRI) of the Czech Republic.

7. SNCF, the French National Railway.

8. DB International GMBH, Germany

9. RENFE – Operadora and ADIF of the Kingdom of Spain.

10. Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Government of the Republic of Korea.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday). 

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Bullet Train between Ahmedabad and Mumbai
The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high speed rail project has been sanctioned at total completion cost of ₹ 97,636 crore as per details below (in ₹):

·      Construction cost                                                            :  44,621 crore
(Track/Station/Depot/Electric/
Signalling& Telecom) 

·      Rolling Stock                                                                    :   5,255 crore
·      Land                                                                                  :   9,863 crore
·      Miscellaneous                                                                    :  27,533 crore
(Management/Contingency/
Escalation/Consultancy/
Import Duty etc.)
  
·      Interest during construction                                    :  10,359 crore

The feasibility study of the project has been completed and implementing agency (National High Speed Rail Corporation Limited) has been formed in February, 2016.

The project will be implemented through financial and technical assistance from Government of Japan. The assistance involves provision of Japanese Yen loan for approximately 81% of total project cost at 0.1% per annum interest for 50 years with 15 years moratorium and transfer of technologies of construction.
This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).

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Model Station Scheme of Indian Railways
The ‘Model Station’ scheme was in vogue between June, 1999 and November, 2008. 594 stations were identified for development under Model Station Scheme. The State-wise and Zone-wise name of stations identified under the Model Station Scheme are as under:- 
     
State-wise list of 594 identified stations under Model Station Scheme

State
Name of stations
Assam
(15)
Dibrugarh, Gosaigaon, Guwahati, Jorhat Town, Kamakhaya, Kokrajhar, Lumding, New Bongaigaon,   New Tinsukia, Rangiya Jn., Silchar, Srirampur, Tezpur, Bongaigaon  and Tinsukia. 
Andhra Pradesh
(44)
Dharmavaram Jn., Guntakal, Guntur, Kakinada Town, Nellore, Rajahmundry, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Palasa, Visakhapatnam, Warangal, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Anakapalli, Anantapur, Bhimavaram Town, Cuddapah, Eluru, Godavari, Ongole, Samalkot, Tenali, Adoni, Chirala, Kurnool Town, Machilipatnam, Palakollu, Tadepalligudem, Tanuku, Tuni, Bhimavaram, Dhone, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Nadikudi, Nidadavolu, Pakala, Renigunta, Annavaram, Bhadrachalam Road, Mantralayam Road,  Srikhalahasti and Nandyal.
Bihar
(55)
Akshayawat Rai Nagar, Ara, Araria Court, Barauni, Begu Sarai, Bettiah, Bhagalpur, Buxar, Chhapra, Dehri-on-Sone, Danapur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Hajipur Jn, Jamalpur Jn., Janakpur Road, Katihar, Khagaria,    Kishanganj, Mokama, Motihari, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nayagaon, Narkatiaganj jn, Nawadah, Patna Jn., Purnea jn., Sagauli jn, Sasaram, Samastipur,  Sheikhpura, Sitamarhi, Siwan Jn., Sonepur, Sultanganj, Patna Sahib, Bakhtiyarpur, Biharsharif, Jamui, Jhajha, Kiul, Lakheesarai, Rajendra Nagar (T), Rajgir, Anugrah Narayan Road, Raxaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, Barh, Bhabua Road, Dalsinghsarai, Phulwarisarif, Bariarpur and Mananpur.
Chandigarh(1)
Chandigarh. 
Chhattisgarh(8)
Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, Raigarh, Champa, Bhatapara, Tilda   and  Rajnandgaon.
Delhi
(9)
Delhi, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Sarai Rohilla,  H.Nizamuddin,  Nangloi, New Delhi, Delhi Shahdra, Sabzi Mandi and  Shakurbasti.
Gujarat (29)
Ahmedabad, Anand Jn., Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dwarka, Gandhidham Jn., Gandhigram, Navsari, Okha, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi, Ankleshwar, Nadiad, New Bhuj, Palanpur, Jamnagar, Billimora, Udhana, Maninagar, Mahesana, Dahod, Hapa, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Porbandar and Verawal.
Goa (2)
Madgaon and Vasco-de-gama.
Himachal Pradesh (1)
Shimla.
Haryana
(18)
Ambala Cantt, Faridabad, Hissar, Kalka, Panipat Jn., Rewari, Rohtak, Ballabhgarh, Karnal, Sonipat, Jagadhari, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Chandi Mandir, Bhiwani, Sirsa, Bhodwal Majri and Kosli.
Jammu & Kashmir (2)
Jammu Tawi and Kathua.
Jharkhand (16)
Baidyanathdham, Bokaro Steel City, Chakradharpur, Daltonganj, Dhanbad, Hatia,  Jasidih, Koderma, Madhupur, Parasnath, Ranchi, Tatanagar, Sahibganj, Barharwa, Barkakana and Garhwa Road.
Karnataka (26)
Bangalore Cantt., Bijapur, Gulbarga, Hospet Jn., Hubli Jn.,  Mangalore, Mysore, Raichur, Shimoga, Toranagallu, Kankanadi, Bidar, Yadgir, Belgaum, Bellary jn, Yesvanthpur jn, #Alnavar, Bangalore City, Bangarpet jn, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Hassan, Krishnarajapuram, Londa jn and  Tumkur. #Dropped
Kerala
(19)
Alwaye, Calicut, Cannanore, Chengannaur, Ernakulam Jn., Kayankulam, Kottayam, Palghat Jn., Quilon, Trichur, Trivandrum Central, Varkala, Shoranur, Tellicherry, Tiruvalla, Ernakulam Town, Badagara, Tirur and  Alleppey. 
Madhya Pradesh
(34)
Bamnia, Bhopal, Babina, Damoh, Gwalior, Guna, Habibganj, Hoshangabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Katni Jn., Pipariya, Ratlam, Satna,  Ujjain, Khandwa, Burhanpur, Betul, Singrauli, Morena, Shahdol, Mhow, Dewas, Mandsaur, Nagda, Nimach, Madanmahal, Sagour, Maihar, Rewa, Itarsi, Bina, Vidisha  and  Chhindwara.
Maharashtra
(45)
Akola Jn., Bandra Terminus, Bhusaval, Chandrapur, Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur),  Dadar (CR), Dadar (WR), Dharangaon, Jalgaon, Kalyan, Kurla (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus), Malkapur, Mumbai CST, Mumbai Central, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik Road, Pune, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Lonavala, Manmad, Amrawati, Miraj, Ahmednagar, Matheran, Badnera, Chalisgaon, Devlali, Shegaon, Ballarshah, Karad, Sangli, Satara,  Daund, Aurangabad, Jalna,  Parbhani, Mudkhed,  Purna, Nagarsol, Parlivaijnath, Gondia  and  Nandurbar.
Nagaland (1)
Dimapur.
Odisha
(23)
Badakhandita, Balasore, Brahampur, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Byree, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Golanthra, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Jharsuguda, Kapilas Road, Khurda Road, Puri, Rahama, Rayagada, Rourkela, #Sambalpur, Surla Road, Titlagarh, Balugaon,  Sambalpur Road and Kesinga. #Dropped
Puduchery (1)
Pondicherry.
Punjab (18)
Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Beas, Bhatinda, Dhuri Jn., Firozpur, Jullundur City, Ludhiana, Pathankot, Patiala, Chakki Bank, Jallandhar Cantt, Phagwara, Sirhand jn., Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Rajpura and  Abohar.
Rajasthan (27)
Abu Road, Ajmer, Bikaner, Chittaurgarh, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Nimbahera, Sawai Madhopur, Sri Ganga Nagar, Udaipur, Alwar, Falna, Rani, Marwar jn, Beawar, Bhilwara, Pali Marwar, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Makrana, Suratgarh, Hanumangarh, Bharatpur, Gangapur City, Rana Pratapnagar and Kishangarh.
Tamil Nadu (27)
Arakkonam jn, Chengalpattu, Chennai Central, Chennai Beach, Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore, Erode Jn., Kanniyakumari, Katpadi, Madurai, Mambalam, Rameswaram, Salem Jn., Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruttani, Tuticorin, Jolarpettai, Dindigul, Tiruppur, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Ambur, Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Villupuram jn and Hasur.
Telangana
(13)
Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Secunderabad, Kazipet, Khammam,  Manchiryal, Ramagundam, Tandur, Dornakal, Vikarabad, Basar, Nalgonda and  Nizamabad.
Tripura (1)
Dharmanagar.
Uttar Pradesh
(82)
Agra Cantt., Agra Fort, Aligarh, Allahabad, Ayodhya, Badshah Nagar, Ballia, Bareilly, Basti, Baraut, Baghpat Road, Deoria Sadar, Etawah, Faizabad, Garhmukteshwar, Ghaziabad, Gonda Jn., Gorakhpur, Izzatnagar Jn, Jhansi, Kanpur Central, Katra, Lucknow (NR), Lucknow  (NER), Mau Jn., Mathura Jn., Meerut City, Manduadih, Mughalsarai, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Prayag, Rae-Bareli Jn., Rawatpur, Saharanpur, Tundla, Varanasi, Renukot, Chopan, Meerut Cantt., Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Bhadohi, Akbarpur, Shahjahanpur, Muzaffarnagar, Barabanki, Shahganj, Unnao, Janghai, Najibabad, Rampur, Hardoi, Hapur, Chandausi, Mirzapur, Banda, Raja Ki Mandi, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Naini, Chitrakut Dham Karvi, Lalitpur, Orai, Lucknow City, Allahabad City, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Barhani, Belthra Road, Bhatni jn, Farrukhabad, Ghazipur City, Kasganj, Khalilabad, Lakhimpur, Salempur, Sitapur,  Varanasi City, Deoband and Kaimganj.
Uttarakhand(7)
 Dehradun, Haridwar, Kathgodam, Roorkee, Rishikesh, Kashipur and  Lalkuan.
West Bengal (70)
Alipurduar Jn., Adra, Alubari Road, Andal Jn., Asansol, Bagnan,  Bandel, Barddhaman, Barasat, Basirhat, Bishnupur, Bolpur, Budge Budge, Baruipur Jn., Bidhannagar Road, Bongaon, Canning, Contai Road, Cooch Behar, New Cooch Behar, Dalkolha, Dhakuria, Dum Dum, Dankuni, Durgapur, Garia, Garbeta, Ghutiari Sharif, Ghum, Harishchandrapur, Howrah, Jalpaiguri, Jhargram, Kharagpur, Krishnagar Road, Kulti, Kolaghat, Labpur, *Maal Bazar, Madhyamgram, Malda Town, Mecheda, Midnapore, Murshidabad, New  Alipurduar, New Jalpaiguri, New Farakka, Nabadwip Dham, New Mal Jn., Raniganj, Ranaghat Jn., Raiganj, Siliguri Town, Santragachi Jn., Sealdah, Sonarpur, Sainthia,     Tamluk, Tollyganj, Tarakeswar, *Ultadanga Jn., Ulubaria, Barrackpur, Naihati, Rishra, Srirampur, Rampurhat, Sheoraphulli, Chandannagar and  Purulia. *Closed



Railway-wise List of 594 stations selected as ‘Model stations’ for provision of upgraded passenger amenities.

Railway
                                               Name of station 
Central
(35)
Akola, Bhusaval, Chandrapur, Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus (Kolhapur), Dadar, Gulbarga, Jalgaon, Kalyan, Kurla (Lokmanya Tilak Terminus), Malkapur,  Mumbai CST, Nagpur, Nasik Road, Pune, Solapur, Thane, Wardha, Lonavala, Khandwa, Manmad, Amrawati, Miraj, Ahmednagar, Matheran, Badnera, Burhanpur, Chalisgaon, Devlali, Shegaon, Betul, Ballarshah, Karad, Sangli, Satara and Daund.
Eastern

(51)
Andal Jn., Asansol, Baidyanathdham, Bandel, Barasat, Barddhaman, Baruipur Jn., Basirhat, Bhagalpur, Bidhannagar Road, Bolpur, Bongaon, Budge Budge, Canning, Dankuni, Dhakuria, Dum Dum, Durgapur, Garia, Ghutiari Sharif, Howrah, Jamalpur Jn., Jasidih, Krishnagar Road, Kulti, Labpur, Madhupur, Madhyamgram, Malda Town, Murshidabad, Nabadwip Dham, New Farakka, Ranaghat Jn., Raniganj, Sainthia, Sealdah, Sonarpur, Sultanganj, Tarakeswar, Tollyganj, Ultadanga, Barrackpur, Naihati, Rishra, Srirampur, Rampurhat, Sheoraphulli, Chandannagar,  Sahibganj, Barharwa and Bariarpur.
East Central
(55)
Akshayawat Rai Nagar, Ara, Buxar, Barauni Jn., Begusarai, Bettiah, Daltonganj, Danapur, Darbhanga, Dhanbad, Dehri-on-Sone, Gaya, Hajipur Jn., Janakpur Road, Khagaria, Koderma, Mokama, Motihari, Mughalsarai, Muzaffarpur, Nalanda, Nayagaon, Narkatiaganj jn, Nawadah, Parasnath, Patna, Sagauli jn, Sasaram, Samastipur, Sheikhpura, Sitamarhi, Sonepur Jn., Barkakana, Patna Sahib, Bakhtiyarpur, Biharsharif, Jamui, Jhajha, Kiul, Lakheesarai, Rajendra Nagar (T), Rajgir, Anugrah Narayan Road, Raxaul, Saharsa, Madhubani, Renukot, Singrauli,  Chopan, Garhwa Road, Barh, Bhabua Road, Dalsinghsarai, Phulwarisarif and Mananpur.
East Coast
(24)
Badakhandita, Bhadrak, Bhubaneswar, Brahmapur, Byree, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Golanthra, Jajpur-Keonjhar Road, Kapilas Road, Khurda Road, Puri, Rahama, Sambalpur, Surla Road, Titlagarh, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Srikakulam, Palasa, Rayagada, Balugaon, Sambalpur Road and Kesinga.
Northern
(80)
Ambala Cantt, Amritsar, Anandpur Sahib, Ayodhya, Baghpat Road, Baraut, Bareilly, Bhatinda, Beas, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Delhi, Delhi Cantt, Delhi Sarai Rohilla, Dhuri Jn., Faizabad, Faridabad, Firozpur, Garhmukteshwar, Ghaziabad, Haridwar, H. Nizamuddin, Jullundur City, Jammu Tawi, Kalka, Kathua, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Merrut City, Moradabad, Nangloi, New Delhi, Panipat Jn., Pathankot, Patiala, Prayag, Rae-Bareli Jn., Saharanpur, Shimla, Varanasi, Rohtak, Delhi Shahdra, Ballabhgarh, Karnal, Sonipat, Meerut Cantt., Jaunpur, Pratapgarh, Sultanpur, Bhadohi, Akbarpur, Chakki Bank, Jallandhar Cantt, Phagwara, Shahjahanpur, Jagadhari, Sirhand jn., Muzaffarnagar, Kurukshetra, Sabzi Mandi, Palwal, Shakurbasti, Barabanki, Shahganj, Unnao, Janghai, Gurdaspur, Hoshiarpur, Roorkee, Najibabad, Rampur, Hardoi, Hapur, Chandausi, Rishikesh, Rajpura, Chandi Mandir, Abohar,  Deoband and Bhodwal Majri.
North Central
(21)
Agra Cantt, Agra Fort, Aligarh, Allahabad Jn., Etawah, Gwalior, Jhansi, Kanpur Central, Mathura Jn., Tundla, Mirzapur, Banda, Morena, Raja Ki Mandi, Fatehpur, Firozabad, Naini, Babina, Chitrakut Dham Karvi, Lalitpur and Orai.
North Eastern
(34)
Badshah Nagar, Ballia,  Basti,  Chhapra Jn.,  Deoria Sadar, Gonda Jn., Gorakhpur,  Izzatnagar Jn., Kathgodam, Katra, Lucknow, Manduadih, Mau Jn., Pilibhit, Rawatpur,  Siwan Jn., Lucknow City, Allahabad City, Azamgarh, Bahraich, Barhani, Belthra Raod, Bhatni jn, Farrukhabad, Ghazipur City, Kasganj, Kashipur, Khalilabad, Lakhimpur, Lalkuan, Salempur, Sitapur , Varanasi City and Kaimganj.
Northeast  Frontier
(35)
Alipurduar Jn., Alubari Road, Araria Court, Coochbehar, Dalkolha, Dharmanagar, Dibrugarh, Dimapur, Ghum, Gosaigaonhat, Guwahati, Harishchandrapur, Jalpaiguri, Jorhat Town, Kamakhya, Katihar, Kishanganj, Kokrajhar, Lumding, Maal Bazar, New Alipurduar, New Bongaigaon, New Coochbehar, New Jalpaiguri, New Mal Jn., New Tinsukia, Purnea jn, Raiganj, Rangia Jn., Silchar, Siliguri Town,  Srirampur, Tezpur, Bongaigaon and Tinsukia.
North Western
 (26)
Abu Road, Ajmer,  Bikaner,  Hissar, Jaipur, Jodhpur,  Rewari, Sri Ganga Nagar, Udaipur, Alwar, Falna, Rani, Marwar jn, Beawar, Bhilwara, Pali Marwar, Jaisalmer, Nagaur, Makrana, Suratgarh, Bhiwani, Hanumangarh, Sirsa, Rana Pratapnagar, Kishangarh and Kosli.
Southern
(48)
Alwaye, Arakkonam Jn, Calicut, Cannanore, Chengannaur, Chengalpattu, Chennai Beach, Chennai Central, Chennai Egmore, Coimbatore, Ernakulam Jn., Erode Jn., Kanniyakumari, Katpadi, Kayankulam,  Kottayam, Madurai, Mambalam, Mangalore, Palghat, Pondicherry, Quilon (Kollam), Rameswaram, Salem, Tiruchchirappalli, Tirunelveli, Tiruttani, Trichur, Trivandrum Central, Tuticorin, Varkala, Jolarpettai, Dindigul, Shoranur, Tellicherry, Tiruppur, Thanjavur, Nagercoil, Tiruvalla, Ernakulam Town, Ambur, Kovilpatti, Virudhunagar, Badagara, Kankanadi, Tirur, Villupuram jn and Alleppey.
South Central
(64)
Dharmavaram Jn., Guntakal, Guntur, Hyderabad, Kacheguda, Kakinada Town, Nanded, Nellore, Raichur, Rajahmundry, Secunderabad, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Warangal, Anakapalli, Anantapur, Aurangabad, Bhimavaram Town, Cuddapah, Eluru, Godavari, Jalna, Kazipet, Khammam, Ongole, Parbhani, Samalkot, Tenali, Adoni, Chirala, Kurnool Town, Machilipatnam, Manchiryal, Palakollu, Ramagundam, Tadepalligudem, Tandur, Tanuku, Tuni, Yadgir, Bhimavaram, Dhone, Dornakal, Gooty, Gudivada, Gudur, Mudkhed, Nadikudi, Nidadavolu, Pakala, Purna, Renigunta, Vikarabad, Annavaram, Basar, Bhadrachalam Road, Bidar, Mantralayam Road, Nagarsol, Nalgonda, Parlivaijnath, Srikhalahasti, Nandyal and Nizamabad.
South Eastern
(22)
Adra, Bagnan, Balasore, Bishnupur, Bokaro Steel City, Chakradharpur, Contai Road, Garbeta, Hatia, Jhargram, Jharsuguda, Kharagpur, Kolaghat, Mecheda, Midnapore, Ranchi, Rourkela, Santragachi Jn., Tamluk, Tatanagar, Ulubaria and Purulia
South East Central (11)
Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur, Raigarh, Gondia, Champa, Shahdol, Bhatapara, Tilda, Rajnandgaon and Chhindwara.
South Western
 (22)
Bangalore Cantt, Bijapur, Hospet, Hubli, Mysore, Shimoga Town, Toranagallu, Vasco-de-gama, Belgaum, Bellary jn, Yesvanthpur jn, Alnavar, Bangalore City, Bangarpet jn, Davangere, Dharwad, Gadag, Hassan, Hasur, Krishnarajapuram, Londa jn and Tumkur.
Western
(45)
Ahmedabad, Anand Jn., Bamnia, Bandra Terminus, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Chittaurgarh, Dadar, Dharangaon,   Dwarka, Gandhidham, Gandhigram, Indore, Mumbai Central, Navsari, Nimbahera, Okha, Rajkot, Ratlam, Surat,  Ujjain, Vadodara, Valsad, Vapi, Ankleshwar, Nadiad, New Bhuj, Palanpur, Mhow, Jamnagar, Billimora, Udhana, Nandurbar, Maninagar, Mahesana, Dahod, Dewas, Mandsaur, Nagda, Nimach, Hapa, Surendranagar, Junagadh, Porbandar and Verawal.
West Central
(20)
Bhopal, Damoh, Habibganj, Guna, Hoshangabad, Jabalpur, Katni Jn., Kota, Pipariya, Satna, Sawai Madhopur, Madanmahal, Sagour, Maihar, Rewa, Itarsi, Bina, Bharatpur, Gangapur City and Vidisha.
KRCL (1)
Madgaon.

Indian Railways have planned to offer ‘A-1’ & ‘A” category stations (about 400 in number) for redevelopment on ‘as is where is basis’ by inviting open bids from interested parties. Station                   redevelopment projects require close coordination with the State Government/local bodies in order to get necessary clearances such as mutation of land, change of land use, heritage clearance (if required), NOCs from local bodies etc. Hon’ble Minister of Railways has written letters to Chief Ministers of all States    requesting them to nominate coordinating officer in their respective States to facilitate these clearances. A few State Governments have nominated coordinating officers in this regard.

Station redevelopment projects are complex in nature and require detailed techno-economic        feasibility studies and statutory clearances from local bodies. Therefore, no time frame can be indicated, at this stage.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).  

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