The identified stations are Puri, Gaya, Tarapith, Tarakeshwar, Agra Cantt., Guwahati, Kamakhya, New Jalpaiguri, Amritsar, Rae Bareilly, Varanasi, Haridwar, Delhi Safdarjung, Kurukshetra, Jaipur, Ajmer, Tirupati, Hyderabad, Aurangabad, Nanded, Hospet, Madurai, Thiruvananthapuram and Rameshwaram. In the first phase, 5 stations (Amritsar, Agra Cantt, Gaya, Rae-Bariely and Thiruvananthapuram) have been jointly inspected by a team of officers from Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Tourism to identify the amenities needed and part allocation of funds made. In addition, Jaipur and Ajmer stations have been jointly inspected and works finalized while Delhi Safdarjung and Kurukshetra stations have been jointly inspected. The stations are identified on the basis of heritage and tourism importance of the stations/destinations it caters. Railways undertake these works on priority after release of funds by Ministry of Tourism.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha.