In a bid to provide best-in-class amenities to passengers and enhance the travel experience, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for the redevelopment of Puri Railway Station in Odisha. The station will be built on a design, build, finance, operate, transfer (DBFOT) model with the scope of work including up-gradation and integrated redevelopment of the Puri Railway Station spanning across 28,574 sq. m. area and the development of the surrounding railway land.
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.