Railway Infrastructure Projects
in West Bengal
By Gkbooks 6 February, 2023
West Bengal has received Rs 11,970 crore in the railway budget for 2023-24.
India's first pollution-free hydrogen-powered train will run on Darjeeling heritage route of West Bengal.
93 railway stations in the state of West Bengal have been selected for renovation.
The allocation of the railway budget covers 30 Amrit Bharat stations in Bengal out of a total of 69 stations.
The master plan for a major refurbishment of the Howrah station, along with the Kolkata, Asansol, and Bandel stations under the Eastern Railway (ER), will be finalized.
4,032 new railway lines will be built to increase the doubling of existing lines by 11%.
Eastern Railway received a 39% hike in allocation, receiving a total of Rs 4,078 crore, compared to the previous year’s allocation of Rs 2,942 crore.
Including the Tarakeswar-Bishnupur route and the crucial Nabadwip Dham bridge, 44 railway projects have been finalized.