11 stations under NFR to be upgraded to airport-like standard

Representational image

Guwahati, January 20: Around eleven railway stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be upgraded to airport-like standard soon. The 11 stations include five in Assam.

The NFR, is one of the 18 railway zones in India. Headquartered in Maligaon, Guwahati in the state of Assam, it is responsible for rail operations in the entire Northeast and parts of West Bengal and Bihar.

The upgradation is part of the Indian Railway’s Rs 1 lakh crore station redevelopment programme.

Here’s the list: Guwahati, Kamakhya, Lumding, New Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Katihar, Purnea, Kishanganj, Barsoi, Dimapur and Agartala.

The Railways is also set to improve illumination levels at the selected railway stations and upgrade them up to airport-like standards.

As per Railway Board’s directive, the selected stations should have a concourse hall, circulating area, waiting room, platform, reservation office, enquiry office, foot-over-bridge, parking, escalators, lifts and better lighting.