Udalguri railway station

The Udalguri railway station in Assam is all set to be redeveloped with modern amenities as the Railways approved an outlay of Rs 14.31 crore for the station.

Under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme, Udalguri station will be revamped into a modern station for the railway users.

In a bid to further enhance rail facilities in Northeast and Assam, Rs 10,369 crore have been allocated in the interim Budget 2024-25 for railway infrastructure projects. Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS), 60 stations in Northeast are being redeveloped with world class amenities/facilities. Among the selected railway stations, Udalguri railway station in Assam will receive a significant facelift under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme at a cost of Rs 14.31 crore, the NF Railway said on February 5.

Udalguri railway station is an important station on the Rangiya – Murkongselek section under Rangiya Division of NF Railway. The existing station building will be extended with improved facade with facilities like retiring rooms and waiting room with latest amenities for the convenience of the passengers. Divyangjan friendly ramps and toilet facilities with other modern amenities like two lifts and a 5-meter-wide Foot Over Bridge will also be provided. New toilet block will be built separately for male and female passengers.

Improved parking facilities with beautification of circulating area are also planned. All the platforms will be provided with shelter and resurfaced with marble stone, tiles etc. for ease of movement for passengers. Entry exit path will be developed, which will offer improved accessibility for passengers, NF Railway said.

Proposed design of Udalguri railway station
Proposed design of Udalguri railway station

Tenders have been awarded for all the works. Foundation work for the new station building has already been started. Work for other passenger amenities like installation of coach guidance board, train information display system, extension of platforms, provision of easy access water booths for Divyangjan etc. are also in progress.

The upgradation of the Udalguri station will lead to creation of new avenues which will lead to new employment, business opportunity and ease of travel for passengers of city and nearby areas, the railway statement added.

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