New Delhi: A Rs 1000-crore plan to give a world class outlook to railway stations in the national capital has fizzled out. Owing to lack of funds and lackadaisical attitude of investors, the railways has reframed its plan by replacing the earlier project worth Rs 1000 crore with a scheme of giving facelift to railway stations with all sophisticated facilities costing around Rs 300 crore.

The proposal includes converting Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Anand Vihar stations in the national capital into modern railway stations.

The authorities have already spent Rs 100 crore for the renovation and development of the New Delhi Railway Station during the Common wealth games whereas remaining funds would be spent in days to come.

Railway authorities are of the opinion that instead of spending the entire amount on renovating New Delhi Railway Station, the funds should be equally divided for the development of other railway stations like Old Delhi, Anand Vihar and Hazrat Nizamuddin.

JPN/Bureau