New Delhi station will soon undergo redevelopment works. New Delhi Station is the largest and second busiest station in the country and handles around 4.5 lakh passengers per day (around 160-170 million passengers per year). It will be redeveloped by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) and the Indian company for the development of railway stations (IRSDC) which has launched calls for tenders from private actors.
The station manages around 400 trains per day, which are expected to increase further due to operational efficiency gains resulting from the redevelopment and better use of stations.
The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has launched online tenders from private actors to redevelop New Delhi Station into an integrated shopping, retail and hospitality center.
Before the call for tenders and the selection of private actors, last September, a pre-application meeting was also held at which companies such as GMR, Adani, GMR, JKB Infra, Arabian Construction Company and Anchorage Infrastructure have participated and expressed interest.
The aim of this ambitious project is to position New Delhi Station as a multi-model hub through the modernization of the infrastructure and the provision of advanced equipment such as an elevated hall, multi-level parking And much more. passengers.
Investors and developers from various countries including Singapore, Australia, Dubai and Spain will participate in this roadshow which will be held online from January 14 to 19, 2021.
The project would be developed on a Design-Build Funding Transfer (DBFOT) model for a 60-year concession period. The estimated capital expenditure for the project is approximately US $ 680 million and is expected to be completed in approximately four years.
The gradual redevelopment would involve the redevelopment of the station, the development of the associated infrastructure, the modernization of the social infrastructure as well as the renovation of the offices and railway quarters.
An elevated hall with separation of passengers on arrival and departure.
Renovated platforms with easy access from the lobby level.
Mezzanine level exclusively for passenger facilities such as lounges, food courts and washrooms.
An elevated road network with multiple entry and exit points.
Multi-level parking and green building arrangements such as optimal use of natural ventilation and lighting.
RLDA is currently working on 62 railway stations in a progressive manner.
Its subsidiary, IRSDC, occupied 61 other stations.
In the first phase, RLDA prioritized major stations like New Delhi, Tirupati, Dehradun, Nellore and Pondicherry for redevelopment.
Railway stations across India will be redeveloped on a PPP model as part of the Smart City projects launched by the Indian government.
The project would also include a significant commercial component comprising a mix of commercial, office and hospitality developments such as 5-star hotels, economy hotels and serviced apartments on approximately 30 acres of land.