New Delhi, Ahmedabad, Mumbai CSMT railway Stations to be Redevelop at Cost of Rs 10,000 Crore
New Delhi: The central government on Wednesday approved the proposal of the Indian railways of redeveloping three major railway stations New Delhi, Ahmedabad, and CSMT Mumbai, Union Minister Anurag Thakur said.
Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said that “these three railway stations will be redeveloped in a time of approximately 2 to 3.5 years and modular technology will be used in the revamp. The revamp project involves an investment of Rs 10,000, and a tender for the project will be issued in the next 10 days.”
According to the media report, “New Delhi railway station will integrate train services with buses, auto, and metro rail services. Ahmedabad railway station redesign inspired by Modera’s Sun temple. CSMT’s heritage building won’t be touched but buildings nearby will be re-developed,”
The minister said that the tender for 47 stations is out, work is underway at 32 stations, and as many as 199 stations, with a footfall of 50 lakh per day, are planned to be revamped in the first phase of the project.
It is to be noted that the other decisions taken during the Union Cabinet meeting include an increase in the dearness allowance of the central government employees and pension by four percent and the extension of the free ration scheme by three months.