The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids worth ₹450 crore to rebuild the Visakhapatnam railway station on engineering procurement and construction model. It to be completed in three years. A well-designed horizon will be built to enhance seamless passenger movement to a spacious roof plaza of 108-m width with all amenities in place along with dedicated spaces for merchandise, cafeterias and recreational zones and multi-level car parking (MLCP) near two entry points and an Internet-of-Things based smart parking system. The iconic station building that is set to highlight local art and culture will be redeveloped with an overall built-up area of about 35,425 sqm.
After completion, Visakhapatnam Railway Station will be the much sought-after haven endowed with world-class features for travelers and is certain to accentuate the 'feel good factor' as soon as one steps into the premises. Even if the train gets delayed or some of the supplies were given a miss in the last-minute packing, the upgraded railway station would provide state-of-the-art amenities for the passengers to gain access while relaxing and unwinding before boarding the train.