Details regarding Railway Stations | 340 New Railway stations built in 2014 - 2019


Details regarding Railway Stations

New Delhi, 13th March, 2020
There are 9,274 Railway Stations (for commercial purpose) on Indian Railways, at present. Stations on Indian Railways have been categorized into 3 groups i.e. Non-Suburban, Suburban and Halt. These groups have been put in grades ranging from 1- 6 for Non-Suburban station and 1-3 for Suburban and Halt stations. The categorization of stations is reviewed every five years.
Details of new railway stations constructed during the financial year 2014-19 is as under:- 
SN
Item
Nos. of Stations
1
New Railway Stations constructed
340
2
Railway Stations Re-constructed
375
3
Railway Stations expanded 
512

Total
1227

The revenue earned from commercial usage including shops and advertisements in 2018-19 and 2019-20 (upto January-2020) is as under:-
                                                                                       (Rs.in crore)
Year
Receipt from STD/PCO Booth
Licence Fee from Book Stall
Advertisements Fees
Receipt from Car/Scooter Car Parking at station
Total
2018-19
0.77
6.17
223.53
211.49
441.96
2019-20                   (upto January -2020)
2.40
4.97
231.48
166.70
405.55

There are 416 number of stations having lower than 1 lakh /year/coaching (passenger) Earnings.      
Construction of new stations is a need based continuous process over Indian Railways based on operational requirement, commercial viability, technical feasibility and resource availability.

This press release is based on information given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.
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