Indian Railways New Delhi and Mumbai railway stations to be world-class soon! With an aim to transform passenger experience at Indian Railways stations, Piyush Goyal-led Railway Ministry is redeveloping several stations across the network.
In this regard, the Railway Board will be inviting bids in the month of April 2020 for redeveloping the New Delhi railway station and Mumbai station, according to officials quoted in a recent PTI report. VK Yadav, Chairman, Railway Board was recently speaking at the 7th PHD Global Rail Convention 2020 where he was quoted saying that the system of modernisation will give an integrated approach for enhancing the capacity of the Indian Railways ecosystem, through multi-tracking railway connectivity across the country.
Financial Express Online had earlier reported that the New Delhi railway station has been planned to be revamped at a cost of Rs 6,500 crore. The initial bids for the redevelopment project of the station will be invited in a few months. Under the proposed plan for the redevelopment of the station, access roads will be constructed, similar to airports.
The first phase of the revamp includes the development of 110 acres of land. Other facilities of the station after redevelopment includes new elevated concourse, revamp of 16 platforms and redevelopment of existing station building.