Railways identified 50 stations for redevelopment
New Delhi, Mar 1 : Minister of State for Railways Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy on Friday said Railways have identified 50 stations for redevelopment by utilizing the commercial potential of land around and air space above the stations.
"Details regarding the commercial potential of the available land for such redevelopment can only be known after the Master Plans are finalized based on detailed feasibility studies, Reddy said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on Friday.
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation is implementing a scheme 'Rajiv Awas Yojana' (RAY) for rehabilitation of slum dwellers, on whole city 'slum free approach' basis," Reddy said.
"The scheme covers slums on Central Government as well as State Government lands. In phase-I, the coverage of RAY shall be in 250 cities during 12th Five Year Plan. Railways will also participate for the Slum Dwellers in its lands wherever State Governments come up with such rehabilitation under RAY Scheme," he said