Railways Multi-modal transport hubs

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Source-This post on Railways Multi-modal transport hubs is based on the article “Railways plans to develop multi-modal transport hubs” published in “The Hindu” on 15th March 2024.

Why in the News?

The Indian Railways aims to establish mega railway terminals featuring multi-modal connectivity in aspirational cities with a population of more than 10 lakh nationwide.

The programme is part of the infrastructure being developed for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Viksit Bharat’ initiative.

What are Railways multi-modal transport hubs?

Multi-modal transport hubs
Source- The Hindu

1. About– These are infrastructure projects created by railway authorities to consolidate different modes of transportation, including trains, buses, taxis, and other public transit options, at a single site.

2. Critical junctures– These hubs act as pivotal points for passengers to transition between various modes of travel, improving connectivity and ensuring more seamless journeys.

3. Amenities– These hubs may offer additional amenities like parking, waiting areas, and shops to accommodate travelers’ needs.

4. The “PM Gati Shakti Master Plan” has been launched, aiming to boost multi-model connectivity and governance in India for the 21st century.

What is PM Gati Shakti?

1. Gati Shakti is a digital platform.

2. It will bring 16 Ministries including Railways and Roadways together for integrated planning and coordinated implementation of infrastructure connectivity projects.

Read morePM Gati Shakti

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