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Mata Vaishno Devi Station to Get an Upgrade


The redevelopment of stations in Jammu and Kashmir, including the Mata Vaishno Devi station, will prioritise environmentally sustainable and accessible facilities for Divyang individuals.

PM Narendra Modi recently initiated the redevelopment of the Mata Vaishno Devi railway station in Katra city, Jammu, under the Amrit Bharat Station scheme. This project, estimated at INR 40 crore, aims to upgrade existing amenities and introduce new services for passengers.

In addition to the Katra station, three other stations – Udhampur, Jammu, and Budgam – will undergo redevelopment as part of the Amrit stations initiative, with three of these stations located in the Jammu region. Highlighting that Mata Vaishno Devi station was among the first to introduce the Vande Bharat train and the first in India to unveil a solar power facility, Union Minister Jitendra Singh emphasised the significance of this development.

The redeveloped stations in Jammu and Kashmir, including Mata Vaishno Devi station, will feature eco-friendly and accessible facilities for Divyang individuals. The station buildings will be designed to reflect local culture, heritage, and architecture. The Katra station is envisioned to become an intermodal hub integrating rail, road, and air travel seamlessly.

Furthermore, PM Modi inaugurated 1,500 road overbridges and underpasses across various states and Union territories to enhance safety, connectivity, and efficiency in rail travel. These infrastructure projects are expected to cost around INR crore and will play a crucial role in improving travel conditions nationwide.

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