The 90 stations that have been described by the railways as reportedly the most visited stations in the country. Some of them are known to be important pilgrimage hubs and report over 45,000 footfalls on an average daily.
For the Kerala stations, the plan will reportedly be implemented directly by the respective zone headquarters at Kozhikode, Kottayam and Palakkad. At Ernakulam, it will be implemented by NBCC (India) as the nodal agency. In the development plan, efforts will be made to showcase local culture or history to reflect in the station façade.
As reported, the redevelopment plan for the purpose has been formulated and has been assigned to the different zones or selected nodal agencies. The move is also to ensure that the passengers get best services at the stations even during peak seasons.