132 Crore to be spent on renovating Udaipur Railway Station - RAILOPOLLIS

132 Crore to be spent on renovating Udaipur Railway Station - RAILOPOLLIS

The renovation, which is designed to make the Railway station look like an International Airport, will make the Udaipur Railway Station one of the most prominent Railway Stations among Tourist destinations in India

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The new Railway Stations will be called Railopollis as it will be an initiative to integrate Rail service with commercial activities.

The first step has been taken towards privatisation of the Udaipur Railway Station. Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) has invited Request for Qualification (RFQ) for an overhaul and renovation of the existing Udaipur City Railway Station. The aim of the IRSDC is to redevelop the railway station of the most sought after tourist destinations in India and equip it with state-of-the-art facilities in the form of a modern railway station. The renovation and overhaul design has been done to make it look more like an international airport.

Pre-Bid Meeting on 6 August and final submission by 31 August.

Design Build Finance Operate and Transfer

Under principles of Transit Oriented Development (TOD), the station will be renovated as per Design Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) model. The duration of concession to the contractor will be 60 years. The contractor will be responsible to ensure that the premises are well maintained and developed from time to time. The contractor will also have the right to collect revenue from passengers and other users of the Railway Station. that it will be the right to collect revenue from station users and commercial development from station users and commercial development. Total area for compulsory development is 4,98,115 sqm and the building area (estate) is 1,01,374 sqmt for the development of the station.

World Class Facilities for a World Class Tourist Destination

"Udaipur city is a world-class tourist destination. The purpose of redevelopment of this railway station is to transform it into a prestigious center on the lines of an international airport and improve the travel experience. This redeveloped station will establish a unique entrance to Udaipur city. This redevelopment will also entail enhancing employment opportunities as well as economic activities for locals. In the form of a nodal institution for station redevelopment, IRSDC is fully committed to fulfilling all projects and contribute to India's development." - SK Lohia, Managing Director and CEO of IRSDC.

Railopollis the New Udaipur railway station

These will be the new enhancements in the new Udaipur Railway Station

  • East-Side Entry Station Building
  • East-West Road connectivity through Railway Under-Bridge.
  • Network of walking routes
  • Connectivity with Inter State Bus Terminal
  • Separate arrangements for Entry/Exit
  • Easy Signage
  • Architectural style of Udaipur and the legacy of Rajasthan reflected in the new premises as well as elevation.
  • Concourse and world-class facilities for passenger departure.
  • Better traveler facilities, ease and experience.
  • Arrange different movement for travelers coming to different levels in the station building.
  • Providing better road contact between city and railway station including bus station.
  • Multi-Model Access, Drop-Off and Parking
  • Shelted drop-off zone and meeting zone
  • Covered Parking attached to the station building
  • The construction of station building will be completedin a phased manner
  • Accessibility for disabled and elderly

ऐसा है वर्तमान रेलवे स्टेशन

Udaipur Railway Station is located in the city center. It comes under the Ajmer Division of the North Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways and provides services to about 16,465 passengers per day. It is surrounded by residential areas in the south-east and north-west, institutional areas in south-west in the north-west. The main station is on the building station road, while on the other hand is a Tekri Road. There are five platforms connected through two Foot Over Bridges (FOB). The main objective of the redevelopment plan is to defragment the available land around the station for economic activities for the local populace. A design plan has been prepared to connect with businessmen accordingly.

Udaipur Railway Station is one of 125 railway stations that have been selected for redevelopment by the Government of India. Out of this, IRSDC is working at 63 stations and Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) with 60 stations. According to the current estimates, the total investment required for redevelopment of 125 stations along with Real Estate Development is more than Rs. 50,000 Crores.

What is IRSDC

Indian Railway Station Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) is a joint venture of RLDA, IRCON and RITES. IRSDC is at the forefront for redevelopment of railway stations under the Indian Railwaysand is thus the Nodal Agency and Chief Project Development Agency (PDA) for such. These redistributed railway hubs will be called RAILOPOLIS, because it will attract investment and business opportunities.

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