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India’s First 2 ‘Air terminal Like’ Railway Stations To Be Ready By January 2019

India’s First 2 ‘Air terminal Like’ Railway Stations To Be Ready By January 2019. Points of interest Here

India’s First 2 ‘Air terminal : Habibganj station in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and Gandhinagar in Gujarat will be the nation’s initial two cutting edge “air terminal like” railroad stations. Habibganj will be the first to be introduced in December 2018, and Gandhinagar will be the second, in January 2019.

NEW DELHI: Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat are under nine months from getting the nation’s initial two best in class “air terminal like” railroad stations. The two stations – Habibganj in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal and Gandhinagar in Gujarat – are a piece of the administration’s aggressive one lakh crore rupee station redevelopment program to accelerate modernisation of the Indian Railways.

India's First 2 'Air terminal Like' Railway Stations To Be Ready By January 2019. Points of interest Here
Habibganj railway station in Bhopal will be India’s first state-of-the-art ‘airport-like’ railway station

SK Lohia, the Managing Director and CEO of the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation or IRSDC told news organization PTI that “Habibganj station will be prepared by December this year and Gandhinagar station will be finished by January 2019.” He additionally affirmed that the Gandhinagar station will be initiated by Prime Minister Modi before the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2019.


Enrolling a portion of the offices and courtesies of the Habibganj station, Mr Lohia stated, “The station will incorporate 600 happy with holding up seats, spotless and sterile toilets, and substantial retail zones (like airplane terminals).” He went ahead to state that “The Railways is likewise investigating different thoughts, for example, parlors and computer game zones, and in addition virtual historical centers for these stations.”

The retail space, he stated, would incorporate shops, bistro’s and fast food eateries. The stations would likewise have free and secure WiFi accessible to all travelers.

The Habibganj railroad station will likewise have a totally new building, which will have a huge glass arch like structure to give it an advanced look. There station will likewise have an extravagant holding up relax practically identical with any of the main air terminals, and will have a devoted nourishment court and cafeterias, he said.


Mr Lohia additionally disclosed the costs required to build up the Habibganj and Gandhinagar railroad stations, and what it will take to look after them.

“The whole obligation of upkeep and income age from these railroad stations lies with the IRSDC (Indian Railway Station Development Corporation), and we need to ensure that these stations are income surplus and to the degree that it can be put back in the support and advancement of the station later on,” he said.

Once completely prepared, the cost of upkeep of the Habibganj station will be in the scope of 4 to 5 crore rupees, he said. The evaluated income will be in the vicinity of 6.5 and 7 crore rupees for every annum, with an arranged increment to in excess of 10 crores for each annum, he said.

The general redevelopment undertaking of Habibganj Station is relied upon to be 450 crore rupees. Of this, 100 crores would be spent on station redevelopment and 350 crores on business advancement, Mr Lohia said.


The Gandhinagar station, which will have comparative offices as Habibganj, will be finished in a record two years, Mr Lohia said. The establishment stone was laid by PM Modi in January 2017.

“42 for every penny of the common work has just been finished and it will be prepared so as to hold the Vibrant Gujarat Summit in January 2019,” he said.

The Gandhinagar station is being redeveloped at a cost of 250 crore rupees. It is as a rule together created by IRSDC and the Gujarat state government. Aside from the station, the venture will incorporate a 300-room five-star inn.

The inn will be the focal fascination and will be found ideal over the tracks. The ground floor of the inn will be 22 meters over the railroad tracks and will have three angled structures joined to give it the state of petals.

(This Story Originaitng From NDTV)

Sanjay Bhagat

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Sanjay Bhagat is a news author in various news category and has worked on local newspapers.

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