New Delhi: The Indian Railways in a major initiative today signed a MoU with Union Urban Development Ministry to redevelop railway stations and adjoining areas on the lines of Smart City.
To enhance passenger amenities, easy access to stations and enabling optimal utilisation of land at railway stations, the MoU for 10 cities was signed in the presence of Union Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.
These stations are: Sarai Rohilla (Delhi), Bhubaneswar, Lucknow, Varnasi, Jaipur, Kota, Thane, Margao (Goa), Tirupati and Puducherry.
Both the ministers lauded the joint initiative as a historic landmark that brings synergy in development of smart cities since there cannot be a Smart City without a smart railway station.
Naidu said on the occasion, “This convergence based city development will result in qualitative improvement in city life.”