As part of Indian Railways’ project of redeveloping stations across the national transporter’s network in the country, the nodal agency has developed a first-of-its-kind ‘form-based codes’ for the commercial development of railway land.
The Indian Railways Station Development Corporation or IRSDC, responsible for executing the station redevelopment project, has adopted the form-based codes approach, as per the guidebook issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.
According to a statement shared by the organisation, the move is aimed at revamping railway land or railway station areas into Railopolis, based on the principles of transit-oriented development or TOD. Once redeveloped, the stations will offer world-class, state-of-the-art amenities to passengers.
A Railopolis is a mini smart city with mixed-use development where people can reside, work, and play. These areas attract huge investment and various business opportunities.