Ayodhya Dham Junction: ‘Station is built according to culture of our country,’ says Ashwini Vaishnaw

The renovated Ayodhya Dham Junction showcases a variety of contemporary amenities, including elevators, escalators, food plazas, childcare rooms, and shops catering to religious and puja needs.

With the upcoming inauguration of the Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw conducted an inspection of the revamped railway station.

Vaishnaw emphasized that the station has been constructed in harmony with the cultural and traditional values of the nation.

As per the Northern Railway, the construction of the three-storey building and the addition of new amenities at the station, situated within walking distance from the Ram Temple, incurred a cost of ₹241 crore.

“The new station building has a footprint of 140mx32.6m. An additional front porch of 140mx12m is also provided over the drop-off zone to protect the passengers from adverse weather conditions,” it stated.

As reported by ANI, Ashwini Vaishnaw stated, “According to the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, railway station and other infrastructure in Ayodhya are being developed. Ayodhya Dham station has been built according to the culture and tradition of our country. This is the vision of our Prime Minister.”

He highlighted that many aspects of the railway station’s renovation are new. “The Minister said the holding area of the station is very spacious, and a 100-foot roof plaza has been built there,” he added.

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Vaishnaw emphasized that the inclusion of a roof plaza is a crucial element in PM Modi’s vision for railway station redevelopment. “A big roof plaza has been built here so that passengers can sit, local products can be sold, children can play…this will be a standard feature in all the railway stations that are being redeveloped,” he said.

Built at a cost exceeding ₹240 crore, the Ayodhya Dham Junction Railway Station features a contemporary three-storey building equipped with advanced amenities, including lifts, escalators, food plazas, and childcare rooms. Importantly, the station is designed to be ‘accessible for all’ and has received certification as a green station building from the Indian Green Building Council (IGBC).

Around 11:15 AM, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to launch the Amrit Bharat trains, introducing a new category of superfast passenger trains in the country. The Amrit Bharat Express, characterized by LHB push-pull configuration and non-air-conditioned coaches, aims to enhance the passenger experience through upgraded amenities.

The Prime Minister is set to inaugurate two Amrit Bharat trains, namely the Darbhanga-Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal Amrit Bharat Express and the Malda Town-Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminus (Bengaluru) Amrit Bharat Express. Additionally, six new Vande Bharat Trains will be launched, contributing to the expansion of the nation’s rail network.

The Vande Bharat Express trains will operate on routes such as Ayodhya-Anand Vihar Terminal, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-New Delhi, Amritsar-Delhi, Coimbatore-Bangalore Cantt, Mangalore-Madgaon, and Jalna-Mumbai.

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