Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) has begun the process of leasing out vacant land at the Rana Pratap Nagar Station at Udaipur. The land parcel is spread over 2,499 sq meters with a built up area (BUA) of 4,998 square meters (BUA Ratio 2.0). The reserve price of the land is Rs 1.015 Crore and it will be leased for 45 years.
The pre-bid meeting was held on 8 October 2021 in which national and state level developers showed interest, following which the bids have been invited today on 30 November. The last date for submission of the bid is 15 December 2021.
About the Site
The site is alongside the 20 meter wide Sardar Patel Marg near Rana Pratap Nagar Stations and comes under the Ajmer Division of North Western Railway, which has been proposed as 45 meter right of way as per Master Plan 2031. This site is well connected to various parts of the city with excellent connectivity options. With SP Marg on the north, a private land towards the east, and access road to the station and parking of the station in the west, the land has Rana Pratap Nagar Station in the south.
The piece of land is located at Khempura near Thokar Chauraha of Udaipur and is about 3 km from the city center and 18 km from Udaipur airport. The station has been constructed with an aim to decongest Udaipur City Railway Station.
Ved Prakash Dudeja, Vice Chairman of RLDA said that Udaipur being a major tourist destination and the site being well connected to the city as well as to the airport and the highway, will give a major thrust to tousirm and retail, generate employment opportunities and have a manifold impact on the local economy. He said the lease recipient would have to complete the construction of the developer's portion of the project within three years. He will need to obtain all necessary clearances from the concerned authorities. The bidder shall be permitted to market and sub-lease the built up area for use for any legal activity.
He informed that Indian Railways has about 43,000 hectares of vacant land across India. RLDA is currently handling 84 Railway Colony Redevelopment Projects and has recently leased out 3 Railway Colonies at Guwahati and Secunderabad for redevelopment. RLDA has over 100 commercial (greenfield) sites across India for leasing, and the eligible developers for each will be selected through an open and transparent bidding process.
He added that RLDA is now working on several railway stations in a phased manner. In the first phase, RLDA has given priority to major stations like New Delhi, Bijwasan, Lucknow Charbagh, Gomtinagar Lucknow and Chandigarh for redevelopment. Railway stations across India will be redeveloped on PPP/EPC model as a part of smart city projects undertaken by the Government of India.