India: 7 Indian Railways stations in the news

The Indian Rail Corporation (IRCC) on Tuesday announced that seven railway stations will be restored in the country, in what will be the first such phase in more than three decades.

It said the stations will include one each in Mysore, Mumbai, Coimbatore, Ahmedabad and Indore.

The stations are situated in the north-east of the country in the state of Maharashtra.

As per IRCC records, the first station to be restored is at Mysores, located in Maharashtra’s Kalyan district.

Mumbai will be one of the five new stations to be brought into service after restoration.

Other new stations in Maharashtra are at Aligarh (near Coimbetore) and Nagpur (near Pune).

The state is currently home to more than 200,000 commuters, with a projected increase of about 30 per cent over the next 20 years.

An Indian Rail Ministry spokesperson said the state will soon begin the process of establishing new rail lines in the wake of the rehabilitation, adding that the number of new railway stations is increasing.

Railways are currently facing a shortage of tracks, as the number is expected to increase in coming years.