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KOLKATA, 26 AUGUST 2023:
PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for redevelopment of 508 railway stations across the length and breadth of the country on 6th August, 2023 under Amrit Bharat Stations Scheme. This visionary project is a testament to the commitment of Indian Railways towards delivering state-of-the-art amenities, enhanced passenger experiences and fostering local economic growth. The forthcoming transformation of Sultanganj Station stands as a shining example of this mission in action.
Sultanganj Railway Station is a railway station in the Bhagalpur district of Bihar, is an important pilgrimage with the famous Ajgaibinath Temple of Lord Shiva attracting lakhs of devotees every year to Sultanganj. This railway station comes under the Malda railway division of the Eastern Railway Zone. Sultanganj Railway Station will also be redeveloped at a cost of Rs. 23 Crores as a part of Amrit Bharat Stations Scheme. The Amrit Bharat Station Scheme will bring more investment, more workflow, more employment both at the time of construction work for station redevelopment in Berhampore Town and also in post execution period when the railway station will became an economic hub of the locality.
At Sultanganj Railway Station, as Amrita Bharat Station, in addition to world class amenities and facilities will have space for One Station One Product (OSOP) stalls following visionary guidelines of Hon’ble Prime Minister for bringing Indian indigenous product to the global market and take advantage of our better competitive ability.
Now the Sultanganj Railway Station is all set to redevelop the stations as a catalyst of economic development of the city and also as platform for bringing local products to bigger market, materializing the Vocal for Local and Local to Global concept as visioned for boosting the domestic entrepreneurs and artisans by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.
Shravani Mela is a month-long festival that is celebrated in July – August of every year by devotees of Lord Shiva. Devotees from all over the world come to this holy place and start their more than 100 KM journey to another shrine city of Deoghar in Jharkhand over the foot.
The Sultanganj Railway Station will be facelifted and packed with better facilities & amenities. The standard elements of the redeveloped station will have the features as follows :
The Station will be developed as ‘City Centre’ for attraction & convenience of the passengers, The existing buildings of the station will be improved and redeveloped.
The redevelopment of the station will provide well designed modern Passenger Amenities.
Provision of suitable Property development in the Master Plans.
The station will also be developed for walking for pleasure with beautiful landscaping, The Local ArtØ & Sculpture by local artist will also be displayed to attract the tourist & passengers.
Toilets will be more clean & hygienic.
Boundary Wall will give more safety & security to the passengers.
Parking for Private Vehicles will help to reach the destination easily & to avoid unnecessary gatherings or traffic jams.
Decoration of Waiting Lobby Area, VIP Waiting Lounge and Cafeteria will be done for attraction and convenience of the passengers.
Improvement of Station front Circulating Area, Double Height Arrival Blocks, Executive Rooms, Grand Concourse.
Improvement of VIP Rooms, GRP Office.
The flow of fund and plethora of Station Redevelopment work will create avenues of employment and new business opportunity and thus will bring the much desired Amrit of Economic Development of the city.