Rly station set for airport-like makeover

Rly station set for airport-like makeover

In the next two years, the Chandigarh railway station is in for an “airport-like” makeover — replete with an air-conditioned airspace concourse, new roads, modular toilets, subways, escalators and a food plaza — which has been conceived by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) to be built at a cost of Rs 135 crore.

The project will be funded by leasing out about 13.92 acres of land held by the Railways around the station. A new road underbridge — from Garcha Chowk to Mauli Jagran Chowk — running parallel to Madhya Marg, will be constructed to make the project “commercially viable”, said an IRSDC official on condition of anonymity. The IRSDC is likely to pocket Rs 700 crore from leasing out land.

The railway station will get two “end blocks”, which will be constructed on both the Chandigarh and Panchkula side as part of the redevelopment project. These two blocks will be connected by an airspace concourse. Read More

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