Futuristic designs will be incorporated, PM Modi tweets
DELHI, Sep 28 (The CONNECT) -The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for redevelopment of New Delhi and Ahmedabad Railway Stations as well as Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) Mumbai with an approximate total investment of nearly ₹10,000 Cr.
Modi tweeted: “India's infrastructure has to be futuristic. Today's Cabinet decision on redevelopment of New Delhi, Ahmedabad and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus reflects this vision of the Government. These stations will be modernised and further Ease of Living.”
Meanwhile, work on redevelopment of 199 Stations is going on. Out of these, tenders have been issued for 47 stations. Master planning and design for the remaining is underway. Work is progressing fast for 32 stations.
The standard elements of each station design will include spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities at one place along with spaces for retail, cafeterias, recreational facilities; connectivity with the cities from both sides of the tracks; facilities such as waiting lounge, playing area for children and place for local products and a city center like place.
To make the stations comfortable, there will be proper illumination, way finding/signages, acoustics, lifts/escalators/travelators.
Master plan has been prepared for smooth movement of traffic, with adequate parking facilities.
There will be integration with other modes of transportation like metro, bus etc and green building techniques with solar energy, water conservation/recycling and improved tree cover.
Special care will be taken to provide Divyang friendly facilities.
These stations will be developed on the concept of intelligent building. There will be segregation of arrival/departures, Clutter free platforms, improved surfaces and fully covered platforms.
The iconic station buildings will be safe with installation of CCTV and access control.