Tata Projects, Shapoorji Pallonji and L&T participated in the first preliminary meetings for the New Delhi Station redevelopment project along with 6 other major players. Besides these three other companies – ITD, NCC Ltd and GMR Group too showed interest in the station redevelopment project.
Pre-bid meeting was also held for the Ahmedabad station redevelopment project in which Adani Reality and Archon Infra along with six other companies participated.
The Station Renovation Program is a flagship program of the Government of India. RLDA, a statutory authority under the Ministry of Railways, has been entrusted with the redevelopment of many iconic stations. The station reconstruction is naturally linked to urban regeneration. The redevelopment of these stations will offer world-class amenities to passengers and enhance their travel experience. It will also lead to a multiplier effect on the local economy, increasing retail, real estate and tourism and creating employment opportunities.
The two stations will be redeveloped using EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) model. The scope of work includes, but is not limited to, undertaking civil and MEP works for the station building and associated infrastructure like iconic facade, ultra-modern station buildings, dedicated access roads (Elevated/At-Grade), Multi-Modal Transit Hub (MMTH), development of circulation area, MLCP, etc.
The redeveloped stations will host a spacious roof plaza with all passenger amenities along with spaces for retail, cafeterias, and recreational facilities. Facilities like food court, waiting lounge, playing area for children, place for local products, etc. will be available. To make the stations navigable, proper illumination, wayfinding/signages, acoustics, lifts/escalators/travellators will be provided.
The plan will ensure smooth movement of traffic, with adequate parking facilities. There will be integration with other modes of transportation like the metro, bus etc. The stations will be developed as green buildings with solar energy, water conservation/recycling, solid waste management and improved tree covers.