Redevelopment of New Delhi railway station has been taken up on Public Private Partnership mode. Cost of the project is estimated as Rs. 5000 crores. The facilities proposed include:
- Congestion free non-conflicting entry/exit to the station premises
- Segregation of arrival/departure of passengers
- Adequate concourse area without overcrowding
- Integration of both sides of the city, integration with other modes of transport systems e.g. Bus, Metro, etc.
- User friendly international signage
- Well illuminated circulating area
- Sufficient provision for drop off, pick up & parking etc.
- Request for Qualification (RFQ) has been opened on 02.02.2021.
- Station redevelopment is planned by leveraging real estate potential of sparable land and air space in and around stations, inviting private participation.
- For this, the Railway conducts techno-economic feasibility studies of stations across the country.
- Based on the outcome of these feasibility studies, stations are taken up for redevelopment in phases.
- Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, New Bhuj, Sabarmati, Surat and Udhna railway stations have been identified for redevelopment in the State of Gujarat.
- Works are at an advanced stage of completion at Gandhinagar.
- RFQ has been finalized for Sabarmati station.
- RFQ for Surat and Udhna stations have been submitted to the Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC), Ministry of Finance, for appraisal.
- Detailed Project Report for Ahmedabad and New Bhuj are at various stages of preparation.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways, Commerce & Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 10 Feb 2021.
Source: PIB-Press Release | Image Credit: MoR