Indian Railways has
kick started the first phase of the process for station redevelopment
project of 20 railway stations, including five stations of Mumbai –three
on Western railway and two on Central Rly, which was launched by Union
Minister for Railways - Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, through video
conferencing from New Delhi on Wednesday, 8th February, 2017.
Four stations of Western Railway are on the cards to be redeveloped, of
which three are in Mumbai, i.e Mumbai Central, Bandra Terminus &
Borivali stations and the last being Indore of Ratlam division.
The launching ceremony was witnessed live through video conferencing at
W. Rly Headquarters’ Conference Hall at Church Gate by Shri G. C.
Agrawal – General Manager and other senior officers of Western Rly.
Under the project Indian Railways has planned to modernize 400 railway
stations throughout the country and equip them with state of the art
facilities and swanky world-class amenities. The project broadly
includes redevelopment of railway stations by commercially exploiting
the encumbrance free land and airspace at each station.
Stations will be developed as per international standards, providing
comfort and convenience to passengers and other stakeholders. The
redevelopment of stations will primarily consist of upgrading the level
of passenger amenities by new constructions / renovations and include
redevelopment of station buildings, platform surfaces, circulating area,
etc. to better serve the needs of the passengers. These stations will be
made under the public – private partnership model and be on the Swiss
challenge method in executing the project.