The first phase of the work on Panvel railway terminus will be ready by 2019, according to sources in the Central Railway (CR).
Phase 1 includes construction of three new platforms, renovation of the existing ones, development of foot overbridges (FOBs) to connect all platforms, among others.
So far, around 30% of the work has been completed, a senior official said. “We have decided to develop platform numbers 10, 11 and 12 in the first phase. The existing platforms will also have to be renovated and heightened to make it a proper terminus. All these works will be taken up in the first phase,” said AK Jain, public relations officer of the CR.
The CR and City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco) will spend Rs104 crore on phase 1.
The estimated budget of the entire project is Rs154 crore. “Development of parking lots, new toilets and many other related works have been included in the second phase,” said Jain. Read More…