Redevelopment of New Delhi railway station to cost Rs. 5000 crores

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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. 

More Details:

  • 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

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