Barddhaman Railway Station embarks on a modernization journey: Phase-I completion marks a milestone

The renovation of Barddhaman Railway Station, part of the Amrit Bharat Scheme, has reached a pivotal milestone with 45% of Phase-1 construction works completed. This redevelopment marks the beginning of a new chapter in infrastructure development in West Bengal.

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The Barddhaman Railway Station enters a new era of convenience and modernity as Phase-I of its grand transformation under the Amrit Bharat Scheme reaches fruition. This significant achievement not o­nly enhances the station’s infrastructure but also enriches the travel experience for passengers, solidifying its status as a vital transportation hub in West Bengal.

With an investment of Rs. 17.61 Crores in Phase-I, the redevelopment initiative has seen remarkable progress, with 45% of physical works completed and financial progress reaching 24% by December 2023. The station’s infrastructure has undergone extensive enhancements, including the construction of a new station building, platform resurfacing, and improvements to the circulating area, among others.

Transformation with World Class Facilities:

  • The completion of Phase-1 of the Barddhaman Railway Station’s transformation under the Amrit Bharat Scheme heralds a new era of infrastructure excellence in West Bengal.
  • Key features of this phase include the construction of a new station building, comprehensive resurfacing of platforms, enhancement of circulating area infrastructure, and improvements to interiors such as waiting halls, ticket counters, and toilets.

  • Additionally, upgrades to illumination and facade lighting arrangements, provision of high-quality durable furniture, installation of decorative street light poles, and the implementation of standard signages contribute to enhancing passenger comfort and convenience.
  • The inclusion of a new 12-metre-wide Foot Over Bridge further improves accessibility and streamlines passenger movement within the station premises, marking a significant milestone in the station’s modernization journey.

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Shri Kausik Mitra, Chief Public Relations Officer, Eastern Railway, stated “The successful completion of Phase-I of Barddhaman Railway Station’s transformation is a testament to our dedication to providing exemplary infrastructure and services to passengers. We look forward to further enhancing the station’s facilities in subsequent phases.”


This phase of redevelopment embodies the Amrit Bharat Scheme’s core principles, emphasising a harmonious blend of modern amenities with environmental sustainability. The completion of Phase-I underscores India’s commitment to enhancing its infrastructure and providing world-class facilities for its citizens.

Source: Eastern Railway – Press Release | Images Credit (representational): Eastern Railway