New Delhi railway station to get world-class makeover at a price of Rs 5,000 crore: Piyush Goyal  |  Photo Credit score: IANS
New Delhi: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Wedenday knowledgeable that redevelopment of New Delhi railway station has been taken up on Public Non-public Partnership mode. The price of the undertaking, which is able to remodel the station to world-class multi-modal hub, is estimated as Rs 5,000 crores. 9 main world and home firms together with GMR Highways, Adani Railways and realtor Omaxe are within the race to bag the redevelopment undertaking the station.
The services proposed for the station embody congestion-free non-conflicting entry/exit to the station premises, segregation of arrival/departure of passengers, satisfactory concourse space with out overcrowding, integration of each side of the town, integration with different modes of transport techniques e.g. Bus, Metro, and so on., user-friendly worldwide signage, effectively illuminated circulating space and adequate provision for drop off, choose up & parking and so on.
For the uninitiated, Railway Board has mandated Rail Land Improvement Authority (RLDA) for redevelopment of 10 railway stations via NBCC & 1 station via IRCON. The stations recognized for redevelopment via NBCC are Gomtinagar, Charbagh(Lucknow), Tirupati, Nellore, Puducherry, Ernakulam, Kota, Madgaon, Delhi Sarai Rohilla & Thane(New) and Delhi Safdarjung via IRCON.
New Delhi Railway Station Redevelopment is a flagship undertaking of the RLDA and the primary to be undertaken on the Transit-Oriented Improvement (TOD) idea in Delhi-NCR. It will likely be developed on a Design-Construct-Finance-Function-Switch (DBFOT) mannequin. The undertaking gives a number of income streams to the developer, together with income from actual property rights and is slated to be accomplished in round 4 years. The concession interval is for 60 years.
Goyal acknowledged that station redevelopment is deliberate by leveraging actual property potential of sparable land and air house in and round stations, inviting personal participation. For this, Railway conducts techno-economic feasibility research of stations throughout the nation. Primarily based on the result of those feasibility research, stations are taken up for redevelopment in phases.
The Union Minister additional knowledgeable that Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, New Bhuj, Sabarmati, Surat and Udhna railway stations have been recognized for redevelopment within the State of Gujarat. Works are at superior stage of completion at Gandhinagar. RFQ has been finalized for Sabarmati station. RFQ for Surat and Udhna stations have been submitted to Public Non-public Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC), Ministry of Finance, for appraisal. Detailed Mission Report for Ahmedabad and New Bhuj are at varied phases of preparation.