France’s state-owned railway firm SNCF, the GMR Group and the Adani Group are amongst 20 entities which have proven curiosity in redeveloping the New Delhi railway station right into a world-class multimodal hub.
At a pre-bid assembly on Tuesday, round 20 nationwide and worldwide corporations — such because the SNCF, the Arabian Construction Company, the GMR, the Adani Group, the JKB Infra, Anchorage Infrastructure — participated.
The challenge, being carried out by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), is estimated to value Rs 6,500 crore and will probably be accomplished in round 4 years.
“The redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station has attracted interest from leading global firms,” RLDA Vice Chairman Ved Parkash Dudeja stated.
The goal of the bold challenge is to place the New Delhi railway station as a multimodal hub by means of upgradation of the infrastructure and provision of state-of-the-art facilities reminiscent of an elevated concourse, a multi-level automobile parking and way more services.
The challenge can be developed on a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer (DBFOT) mannequin for a concession interval of 60 years.
“The project aims to transform New Delhi Railway Station into a world-class transit hub, in line with the Prime Minister’s vision of New India. This station will be a one-stop destination for retail, commercial and hospitality. It will also boost real estate and ensure cascading development of New Delhi and surrounding regions,” Mr Dudeja stated.
The concessionaire will earn revenues from a number of elements together with passenger dealing with charges collected by way of ticket gross sales, revenues from passenger services throughout the station reminiscent of retail areas, lounges, parking, commercial areas, meals and drinks, revenue from the event and lease of the business elements to call a number of, the RLDA stated in an announcement.
The phased train encompasses redevelopment of station and related infrastructure, relocation of social infrastructure in addition to the refurbishment of places of work and quarters.
Other elements embrace growing meals courts and restrooms, an elevated concourse with segregation for arriving and departing passengers, and refurbished platforms with quick access from the concourse degree.
The redevelopment plan additionally envisions mezzanine degree completely for passenger services reminiscent of lounges, an elevated street community with a number of entry and exit factors.
Green constructing provisions reminiscent of optimum use of pure air flow and lighting will even be a key spotlight of the redeveloped station.
New Delhi Railway Station is the biggest and second busiest station within the nation and handles roughly 4.5 lakh passengers each day (roughly 160 -170 million passengers yearly).
The station handles 400 trains per day that are anticipated to extend as a consequence of larger operational efficiencies ensuing from the redevelopment and higher yard utilization.
The RLDA is at the moment engaged on 62 stations in a phased method whereas its subsidiary, IRSDC has taken up one other 61 stations for redevelopment.
In the primary part, the RLDA has prioritised outstanding stations like New Delhi, Tirupati, Dehradun, Nellore, and Puducherry for redevelopment.
Railway stations throughout the nation will probably be redeveloped on a PPP Model as part of Smart City Projects launched by the federal government.
The RLDA is a statutory physique beneath the Ministry of Railways for improvement of vacant railway land for business use according to the target to generate income by non-tariff measures.
Currently, the roughly 43,000 hectares of Railways land are mendacity vacant.
The RLDA has over 79 websites throughout India for leasing and the eligible builders for every will probably be chosen by means of an open and clear bid course of.
The RLDA is at the moment additionally dealing with 84 railway colony redevelopment initiatives and has not too long ago leased out a railway colony in Guwahati for redevelopment.
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