The 114-year-old Chennai Egmore railway station is all set for a major revamp with modern infrastructure, landscaping and amenities for ₹450 crore. The project is being executed under the Engineering, Procurement and Construction model and has a completion deadline of 24 months. The redevelopment work includes station buildings, platform surfaces and circulating areas and efficient handling of train services including passenger movements, besides providing facilities for maintenance and operations.
The building built in Gothic style with imposing domes and corridors is one of the prominent landmarks of Chennai. The main entrance to the station is situated on Gandhi-Irwin Road and the rear entrance is on Poonamallee High Road. The station is currently catering to about 35 mainline trains, 240 suburban trains and about 2 lakh passengers daily, and has earned ₹125 crore during 2020-2021. The station serves not only the south but also the north (Hyderabad), east (Howrah) and west (Mumbai) with direct trains.