Indian Railway has advertised its plan to redevelop ‘A-1’ and ‘A’ category stations (about 400 in number) which are generally located in metros, major cities, pilgrimage centres and important tourist destinations on ‘as is where is’ basis, by inviting proposals from interested parties with their designs and business ideas. The entire cost of station redevelopment is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space in and around the stations.
(c) Railways have issued guidelines for provision, augmentation and improvement of passenger amenities at railway stations through individuals, NGOs, Trusts, Charitable Institutions, Corporations etc. These guidelines have also been sent to High Commission/Embassy of United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada and Australia with a view to elicit cooperation from Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) in this regard.
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha