A Rs 393 Cr makeover of Visakhapatnam railway station planned


Visakhapatnam: Visakhapatnam Railway station is ready for a makeover beneath the bold Station Redevelopment Programme as town will quickly rework into the headquarters of recent South Coastal Railway Zone.

The Rail Land Improvement Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station at a price of Rs 393 crore.

Whereas the final date for submission of bids is August 12, the redevelopment work is focused for completion in 36 months.

The mission shall be taken up on EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Building) mode to create world-class amenities to passengers, in accordance with RLDA Vice-Chairman Ved Parkash Dudeja.

“Visakhapatnam is without doubt one of the quickest rising cities within the nation. The expansion of the IT sector in latest instances has considerably boosted the financial actions within the metropolis. Redevelopment of Visakhapatnam railway station can have a multiplier affect on the native financial system and additional intensify development,” Dudeja stated in a launch right here on Monday.

RLDA is a statutory physique beneath the Ministry of Railways for the event of railway land for business use.

The upgraded station shall be universally accessible with state-of-the-art skywalks facilitating seamless passenger motion.

A Roof Plaza connecting the departure halls with a typical ready space shall be constructed above the platforms for facilitating straightforward motion of passengers, in accordance with the RLDA.

A business space over the Multi-Degree Automobile Parking, an Web-of-Issues-based good parking administration system, retail and workplace areas, retiring rooms and a medical emergency room are a number of the options deliberate as a part of the redevelopment.

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