New Delhi Railway Station as world-class and ultra modern station GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. ...
WORLD CLASS RAILWAY STATION
1553. SHRIMATI QUEEN OJA
DR. BHARATIBEN DHIRUBHAI SHIYAL
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has any proposal to make New Delhi Railway Station as world-class and ultra modern station;
(b) if so, the estimated cost of the said project including the details of the facilities to be provided;
(c) whether the prominent railway stations of the country are proposed to be modernised by the Government in future after the completion of the New Delhi railway station project;
(d) if so, the details thereof;
(e) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(f) the names and details of railway stations of the State of Gujarat likely to be selected in the first phase ?
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (f): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (f) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1553 BY SHRIMATI QUEEN OJA AND DR. BHARATIBEN DHIRUBHAI SHIYAL TO BE ANSWERED IN LOK SABHA ON 10.02.2021 REGARDING WORLD CLASS RAILWAY STATION
(a) & (b): Yes, Sir. Redevelopment of New Delhi railway station has been taken up on Public Private Partnership mode. Cost of the project is estimated as Rs. 5000 crores. The facilities proposed include congestion free non-conflicting entry/exit to the station premises, segregation of arrival/departure of passengers, adequate concourse area without overcrowding, integration of both sides of the city, integration with other modes of transport systems e.g. Bus, Metro, etc., user friendly international signage, well illuminated circulating area and sufficient provision for drop off, pick up & parking etc. Request for Qualification (RFQ) has been opened on 02.02.2021.
(c) to (e): Station redevelopment is planned by leveraging real estate potential of sparable land and air space in and around stations, inviting private participation. For this, Railway conducts techno- economic feasibility studies of stations across the country. Based on the outcome of these feasibility studies, stations are taken up for redevelopment in phases.
(f) Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, New Bhuj, Sabarmati, Surat and Udhna railway stations have been identified for redevelopment in the State of Gujarat. Works are at advanced stage of completion at Gandhinagar. RFQ has been finalized for Sabarmati station. RFQ for Surat and Udhna stations have been submitted to Public Private Partnership Appraisal Committee (PPPAC), Ministry of Finance, for appraisal. Detailed Project Report for Ahmedabad and New Bhuj are at various stages of preparation.