RLDA floats bids to rebuild Puri railway station in Odisha
Puri is a historic city and a renowned tourist hub and the redevelopment of the station will bolster tourism prospects and position it among the leading destinations for religious tourism. The commercial development will also lead to a surge in business activities, boost real estate and generate employment in the region. Ved Parkash Dudeja, VC, RLDA, informed that the station is envisaged as a multimodal transit hub in line matching global standards with segregation for entry and exit, baggage security, check-in area, an information centre /enquiry centre and art gallery. It will have provision for differently-abled, including access ramps, lifts and tactile flooring and will also have green building features with sustainable and energy-efficient design, maximum use of natural light and ventilation, rainwater harvesting, solar energy generation with a minimum GRIHA 3-Star rating.