Shri Chetan Kumar Shrivastava, General Manager of N. F. Railway on 22ndSeptember, 2023 took stock of the progress of Lanka, Lumding and Dimapur stations which are to be re-developed under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The General Manager inspected the various works to be done under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. Shri Prem Ranjan Kumar, Divisional Railway Manager of Lumding with Principal Heads from various departments and divisional officials accompanied the General Manager during the inspection.
Under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme Lanka, Lumding and Dimapur stations will be revamped at an estimated cost of Rs. 30.1 crores, 40.8 crores and 265.6 crores respectively. The General Manager thoroughly inspected the plans of new station building, crew lobby, Foot Over Bridge, platform and other passenger amenities works. During his inspection he interacted with various representatives of media journalist and briefed them about the various developmental activities that have been carried out in the zone as per the guidelines issued by the Railway Board and stations like Lanka, Lumding and Dimapur will be developed under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
Further, the General Manager held a meeting with the traders, businessman and different stakeholders of Nagaland at Dimapur. The meeting was aimed to boost the efficient logistics and transportation in Nagaland and also enable more and more products from Nagaland to reach different parts of the country and beyond. Proposals and suggestions were exchanged between the two sides for overall improvement of station areas and further improvement of terminals for ease of doing business. The meeting was successfully concluded with the strong commitment from both sides for overall socio-economic development of the vicinity through greater co-ordination and co-operation between Railways and different stakeholders.
It may be mentioned here that, Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi laid the foundation stones for redevelopment of a total of 508 railway stations across the country on 06th August, 2023. The revamping of these stations will provide a modern state-of-the-art amenities to the railway users of the states. Apart from this, the redeveloped stations will create an important connectivity between the major cities of the state. This will play a key role in enhancing economic activities thereby generating employment in the state.