Akola, Oct 18 (PTI) Union minister Sanjay Dhotre on Sunday said the Centre has provided Rs 150 crore for the development of Akola railway station in Maharashtra.
Besides, a proposal of Rs 720 crore has also been sent to the central government for the beautification of the railway station, he told reporters here.
The Centre is committed towards 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas Sabka Vishwas' and understanding the challenges of COVID-19, said the Minister of State for education, communications and electronics & information technology.
As part of the beautification of the railway station, the diesel engine of the now non-operational Shakuntala Express, which was started in 1911 on narrow gauge in Vidarbha, has been turned into a museum and kept at the railway station for public viewing. PTI COR GK GK