Railways’ 1st redeveloped station to be inaugurated by PM Modi

Railways’ 1st redeveloped station to be inaugurated by PM Modi

The station facilities include segregated entry and exit through the landscaped area, Divyang friendly special ticket-booking counter, ramps, lifts, dedicated parking space, inter-faith prayer hall – a first for Indian Railways, a dedicated exclusive art gallery with live LED wall display lounge among others.

Gandhinagar Capital railway station, the country’s first redeveloped station in line with the Narendra Modi government’s plan to modernize railway stations through Public-Private Partnerships, will be inaugurated by the Prime Minister on July 16.

“The Station has been provided with world-class amenities, at par with modern airports. Special care has been taken to make it a Divyang friendly station… with a special ticket booking counter, ramps, lifts, dedicated parking space, etc. The complete building is designed and provided with Green Building rating features. The state-of-the-art external façade will have daily theme-based lighting with 32 themes. The station will also house a five-star hotel,” the PMO said in a statement on Wednesday.

Station redevelopment is planned by leveraging the real estate potential of separable land and air space in and around the stations, through private participation. These redeveloped hubs will be called Railopolis.

For the Gandhinagar Capital station, a joint venture special purpose vehicle (SPV) namely Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development (GARUD) was formed with the equity contribution of the government of Gujarat (GoG) and Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) in the ratio of 74:26 respectively.

The station facilities include segregated entry and exit through the landscaped area, Divyang friendly special ticket-booking counter, ramps, lifts, dedicated parking space, inter-faith prayer hall – a first for Indian Railways, a dedicated exclusive art gallery with live LED wall display lounge.

It also has a state of the art external façade with daily theme-based lighting, a separate baby feeding room, centralized AC waiting lounge with variable control.

 

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