Oct 21, 2016

Coming soon: Smarter railway stations



PHOTO: S.S. KumarFACELIFT: Puducherry is one of the railway stations to be taken up for the upgrade.

MoU between Railways and Ministry of Urban Development promises ambitious redevelopment
: You can’t have a smart city without a smart railway station. Keeping that in mind, more than 500 railway stations in the country will ‘smarten up’ with better passenger amenities, easy access and integrated public transport hubs.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), signed between the Urban Development Ministry and the Railways on Wednesday, expects to redevelop railway stations and surrounding areas under the Smart City plan.Stations to be upgraded

To begin with, 100 railway stations and an adjoining area of 300-800 acres would be redeveloped in the Smart Cities and the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) Cities plans.

At present, railway stations in 10 cities could be taken up for the redevelopment with the involvement of the National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).

They are Varanasi, Sarai Rohilla (Delhi), Bhubaneswwar, Lucknow, Varnasi, Jaipur, Kota, Thane, Margao (Goa), Tirupati and Puducherry.

Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu said that railway stations, which are at the core of city development, have become congested over time. Their redevelopment offers immense opportunities for the changing city landscape. Mr. Prabhu said that countries like Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, the U.K. and Belgium have shown interest in the redevelopment of railway stations. A meeting of domestic and overseas bankers will be organised next week to discuss the financing of these redevelopment projects.

The scope of the MoU will be extended to over 500 cities in time. The cost of redeveloping about 500 acres in the Smart City Plans of 60 approved cities is approximately Rs. 1,500 crore.

The validity of the MoU is five years and can be extended with the consent of both the ministries.
Source - The Hindu

 

NEXT POST

READ MORE -

Rail News - Public service (4140) Rail News - Public service (3678) Rail News - Rail Employee (2326) News - General (426) DIVISION - JABALPUR (357) Rail News - Rail Development (321) Rail News - Job - Career (209) DIVISION - BHOPAL (205) News - Spl Train (201) Rail news - Metro (191) Rail News - Circulars (147) DIVISION - HUBLI (138) DIVISION - MORADABAD (122) Office Order (105) DIVISION - ALLAHABAD (95) Rail news - Public Alert (82) News - Loco Pilot (76) World Rail News (76) Rail News - Rail Budget (69) HIGH SPEED RAIL (68) Rail News - 7th Pay Commission (67) Improvement in Facilities (60) Accidents (59) Rail News - New Train (58) Rail News - Railway Safety (58) Rail news - World Rail (49) Public Interest (38) DIVISION - Delhi (36) Award (35) News- Railway Exam Result (35) Rail News - Freight Services (35) Rail News - Tourism (33) Trade Union (33) Rail News - Sports (31) Bonus (PLB) (30) Rail Development (30) PIB (29) Bullet train (28) new line (26) IRCTC (25) News - Railway Employee (25) Station Master (24) News - Dearness Allowance (23) TATKAL TICKET (22) RPF / RPSF (21) Zone - South Central Railway (21) Complaint and Suggestions (20) Railway Pensioners (20) Mumbai local (19) News - Job - Career (19) Rail News - Security (19) Rail News - Special Train (19) News - Catering (18) Railway News - Metro (18) Railway time table (17) Circulars - Govt of India (16) News - New Tech (16) Scam (16) Know About (15) Rail Accidents (15) Rail News - Railway Revenue (14) Railway Board (14) Catering Related Complaints (13) Railway Joke (13) ‘Premium’ Special Trains (13) DIVISION - RAIPUR (11) Dedicated Freight Corridors (11) Freight Corridor (11) Indian Railway History (11) Rail News - Security (10) Rail news - Employment Notification (10) AISMA (9) News - Exam Result (9) Passenger Amenities (9) Railway News - Delhi Metro (9) Railway pass (9) Zone - Southern Railway (9) Budget (8) DIVISION - Ambala (8) Employee News (8) INCOME TAX (8) PHOTO (8) Public Grievances (8) Rail News - New Rail Line (8) fares hikes (8) semi-high speed (8) Central Railway (7) Night Duty Allowance (7) Rail budget (7) Railway Safety (7) Train Cancellation (7) World Rail - China (7) Zone - Western Railway (7) online tickets (7) Always Important (6) International Railway (6) Mono Rail (6) Mumbai Metro (6) News - Budget (6) Premium Air-Conditioned (6) Rail Fares (6) South Eastern Railway (6) Ticket Booking (6) World Rail - Japan (6) guard (6) Children Education Allowance (5) Drinking Water (5) HELP (5) IRCON (5) LOCOMOTIVE (5) Rail History (5) Rail News - Business (5) booking counters (5) hi-tech (5) macp (5) AIR - RAIL (4) Food plazas (4) IMPORTANT RULE (4) Mumbai (4) News - Railway Rule (4) RAIL TEL (4) Rail Neer (4) Rail News - Rules (4) Railway Minister (4) World Rail - Pakistan (4) escalators (4) extra coaches (4) Booking - Parcel (3) CCTV (3) Coaches (3) DOUBLE DECKER TRAIN (3) Electrification (3) Konkan railway (3) Leave Rule (3) Medical Allowance (3) Member Engineering (3) Modal Question Paper (3) News- Railway Exam (3) PASS (3) Question Bank (3) Rail News - China (3) Rail fare hike (3) Suvidha Train (3) TRANSFER POLICY (3) VAISHNO DEVI (3) Zone - Northern Railway (3) e-ticket booking (3) new pension scheme (3) reservation (3) tatkal ticket (3) Booking - Luggage (2) D & A RULE (2) Extension of train services (2) Khumbn Mela (2) LDCE (2) MATHERAN (2) MOBILE APPS (2) Minister of State for Railways (2) National Rail Museum (2) News - Rail Road (2) News -World Film (2) OROP (2) Passenger Reservation System (2) Police help desk (2) Provident Fund interest (2) Rail News - Goods Train (2) Railway Protection Force (2) Railway Proud (2) Railway Stations (2) Retiring Rooms (2) Revenue earnings (2) Zone - East Central Railway (2) Zone - N E RLY (2) railway station (2) ALER (1) Air Travel (1) DIVISION - CENTRAL RAILWAY (1) DIVISION - MADURAI (1) DIVISION - VIJAYWADA (1) Directory (1) Division - Rangia (1) FOOT OVER BRIDGE (1) FORMS (1) Government Railway Police (1) Holiday Trains (1) House Rent Allowance (1) Interesting Facts (1) LARGESS (1) LONDON (1) MST (1) Measures Against Fire (1) Medical Care (1) Ministry of Railway (1) News - TV (1) Passenger Security (1) RDSO (1) Rail - Roko (1) Rail Bridges (1) Rail News - Privatization (1) Rail News - Bengali (1) Rail Tariff (1) Rail Tenders (1) Rail e-tickets (1) Railway Act (1) Railway Quarter (1) Railway Week (1) Rath Yatra (1) Road over Bridges work (1) SCRA (1) SKY BUS (1) Suburban trains (1) Swadeshi (1) TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE (1) Ticket Examiner Staff (1) Track Man (1) WhatsApp (1) World Rail - New York (1) World Rail - Russia (1) World Rail - USA (1) World Rail - Washington (1) Zone - E RLY (1) Zone - N C RLY (1) Zone - North Western Railway (1) Zone - Northeast Frontier Railway (1) Zone - S E Railway (1) fire-fighting equipment (1) mobile ticket booking (1) smart card (1) wagon factories (1)

Followers