Difference between A1 and A category railway station
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
No. 2009/TG-IV/10/PA/Adarsh Stns
New Delhi, dated 13.01.2013
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
Commercial Circular No. 50 of 2013
Sub: Revised instructions on Adarsh Stations
Please refer to Commercial Circular No. 49 of 2009 indicating the amenities to be provided at Adarsh Stations and para 4 of Circular dated 11.09.2012 (RB/L&A/005/2012) on comprehensive instructions for provision of passenger amenities at stations.
2. Existing guidelines on Adarsh stations has been reviewed in the light of passenger need and expectations and it has been decided that there is an urgent need to shift the focus of Adarsh stations from beautification to utility, comfort and cleanliness.
3. Accordingly, revised guidelines for development of Adarsh stations is enclosed.
4. These instructions are in supersession of Board’s letter of even number dated 17.09.2009 and will have prospective effect. These shall be applicable for Adarsh stations selected w.e.f. 2013-14 onward.
5. This issues with concurrence of Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(A. Madhulcumar Reddy)
(Desh Ratan Gupta)
Land & Amenities-III
Elect. Energy Mgt
Summary of Proposed Amenities at Adarsh Stations (Revised)
|1||Improvement to facade of the station building||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes**||Yes**||
|3||Waiting room (with bathing facilities) for Upper class with TV||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–|
|4||Waiting room (with bathing facilities) for other classes with TV||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||Yes/with
|Seating cluster/ enclosure on main Platform|
|5||Separate Ladies waiting room(with bathing facilities) for ladies||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–|
|7||Computer Based Public Address System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–|
|8||Circulating area with Lighting||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–|
|9||Landscaping of circulating area***||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||Yes||Yes|
|11||Prepaid taxi / Radiotaxi booth||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–|
|12||Electronic Train Indicator Board/Plasma TV Train indicator system||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||–|
|13||Lifts/escalators (subject to feasibility)||Yes||Yes||—||Yes#||–|
|15||*Pay & Use toilets in circulating area /concourse area||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|16||Level of Platform||High||High||High||High||High||Medium|
|17||AC VIP Lounge||‘Yes||–||–||–||–||–|
|18||Coach indication Board||Yes||Yes||–||–||–||–|
|19||Foot Over Bridge (FOB)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes-
|21||Passenger Reservation System (PRS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||UTS-CUM- PRS||UTS-cum-
|22||Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|23||Adequate lighting arrangements with energy efficient fitting & fixtures on platform and FOB /circulating area / concourse etc.||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|25||Ramps at entry to station for Physically handicapped and Sr, citizens||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|26||Separate Parking for disabled persons||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–|
|27||Non-slippery walkway from parking lot to station bldg||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|28||A toilet of PH||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||–|
|29||‘May I help you’ booth||Yes .||Yes||Yes||Yes||–||–|
|30||Tolly path /end pathway for interplatform movement of wheelchair for PH||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|32||Mobile charging points @||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
* Where Pay & Use is not feasible, departmental toilets will be provided,
** suitable facelift shall be given to the building.
*** subject to availability of space and feasibility. Ornamental trees suitable for climate of the area may be planted with or without landscaping if feasible.
# subject to need and demand – GMs decision in this regard should be final.
• Zonal railways are permitted to hire local consultants/architects for facelift and facade improvement
@ Subject to availability of power supply
Guidelines/Standards to be followed for works (Civil)
(i) Circulating Area-Detailed guidelines have been issued under Board’s letter No. 2005/LMB/02/267 dated 07.12.2005.
(ii) Flooring standards for platform, concourse and FOB/waiting room-RDSG letter No. WKS/WS/05/FS dated 22. 09.2009.
(iii) Amenities for persons with disability (PwD)- Detailed guidelines have been issued under Board’s letter No, 2012/LM(PA)/0B/04/Policy/PwDs dated 06.06.2013.
(iv) Roofing material for platform shelters-RDSO letter No. WKS/WS/05/FS dated 03.10.2012.
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