Southern Railway Update: Tender has been awarded for redevelopment of Kanya Kumari railway station for INR 49.36 crores

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Revamped Kanya Kumari Station to house world-class infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities for passengers, Kanya Kumari railway station will be identified o­n the map of redeveloped railway stations.

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  • Work tender for redevelopment of Kanya Kumari railway station has been awarded at a cost of Rs.49.36 Crores and Letter of Acceptance (LOA) has been issued o­n 23-11-2022.
  • The station, functioning under Thiruvananthapuram Division of Southern Railway, will offer airport-like experience for rail passengers with futuristic infrastructure and novel amenities upon redevelopment.

The revamped station will house the following facilities:

  • Futuristic World-class amenities promising to meet the requirements of next 40 to 60 years
  • Seamless movement of passengers by separate Arrival and Departure corridor
  • Aesthetically designed stations with facade lighting arrangements, good illumination and landscaping
  • Dedicated Parking lots for streamlined movement of different categories of vehicles and pedestrians in exclusive lanes and multi level vehicle parking wherever feasible.
  • Inter-modal connectivity
  • Hassle-free access to all platforms by escalators, lifts, stairways, skywalks
  • Spacious concourse(Roof Plaza), waiting halls, acoustically designed and soothing public announcement system, coverage of entire area by CCTV cameras
  • Differently-abled friendly modern stations
  • Efficient water & energy management measures
  • Clear cut division of Train operation facilities and Passenger amenities
  • Spacious Entrance Lobby with Ticketing facility
  • State of the Art External Façade & landscaping
  • Platforms well connected with Sub-ways, adequate parking facilities
  • Including Kanniyakumari, Southern Railway has so far awarded tenders for redevelopment of 9 railway stations –, Chennai Egmore, Katpadi Jn, Madurai Jn, Rameswaram (Total- 5 in Tamil Nadu) Ernakulam Jn, Ernakulam Town, Kollam (Three in Kerala) and Puducherry.

Redevelopment of other Stations in SR:

  • Southern Railway has also undertaken feasibility study for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 4 stations, viz., Kumbakonam, TirunelveliJn (2 in Tamil Nadu), Chengannur and Thrissur (2 in Kerala).
  • RLDA had undertaken a feasibility study for preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for 8 stations, viz., Puratchi Thalaivar Dr.M.G. Ramachandran Central, Tambaram, Avadi, Coimbatore Jn (4 in Tamil Nadu), Thiruvananthapuram Central, Varkala, Kozhikode (3 in Kerala) and Mangalore Central in Karnataka.
  • Further 38 stations in Southern Railway have been identified for redevelopment and techno economic feasibility study is to be undertaken after final approval from the Railway board.

Source: Southern Railway- Press Release | Image Credit: South Western Railway

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