S.C. Railway finalises redevelopment works of Secunderabad railway station

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Railways have embarked upon ‘Redevelopment of Railway Stations’ so as to provide world class amenities with elegant features and give an aesthetic look to the stations.

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  • As part of it, SCR has undertaken upgradation of major stations across its jurisdiction. Now, the contract for undertaking up-gradation of Secunderabad Railway Station with world class facilities has been awarded and it is targeted to complete within 36 months period. Approximate cost for the execution of this project is Rs 699 crores.
  • Secunderabad Station is the o­nly station across the Zone which is categorised as NSG1 station (Non suburban grade 1). Stations having Rs 500 crore earnings/ 20 million passengers per annum come under NSG1.
  • The station located in the capital city region of Telangana state has got prime importance o­n an average around 200 trains are dealt at Secunderabad Railway station with an average daily foot fall of 1.8 lakh passengers.
  • The footfall is expected to increase in the coming days and hence it is proposed for major upgradation of the station with modern amenities and features.
  • Accordingly, SCR has conceptualised a master plan to integrate the station complex with world class facilities, infrastructure facilities and passenger amenities to provide a seamless experience to the rail users.
  • The brief of works that are undertaken under upgradation of Secunderabad station include:
    • A New Station Building at North-side with G + 3 floors & South-side building with G+3 floors
    • Double storey Sky concourse
    • Multi-Level parking at the North-side of the Station & underground Parking at the South Side
    • Construction of two Walkways (7.5m) along with Travelators i.e. at North & South side buildings
    • Provision of Walkway at North side duly connecting with Skyway of East & West Metro stations
    • Renovation of the existing Platforms to match with the new Station ambience
    • Separate Entry & Exit Blocks (Drop off & Pick up locations) to avoid cross movements of Arrival & Departure passengers and vehicular movements.
    • Solar Power Plant of 5000 kWp will be set up.
  • The major objective of the station Upgradation is to redevelop and regenerate City core area with Multi modal integration and seamless transfer of passenger from o­ne mode to other mode, better connectivity and mobility of rail passengers, convenient pick up and drop off areas for the passengers, adequate parking facility, to decongest the circulating area and integrate with the city road network and to generate business opportunities and revenue generation etc.

Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager (In-charge), SCR in this regard has stated that the upgradation of Secunderabad railway station is much needed to meet the future requirements and the Zone is committed to the upgradation of important Railway stations o­n priority basis to suit the requirements of all segments of people. He also instructed the Officials to extend full cooperation to the executing authority so that the entire process is completed within stipulated time.

Source: South Central Railway- Press Release | Image Credit: South Central Railway

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