15-09-2017 11:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
City station to be redeveloped with state-of-the-art amenities
The Bhubaneshwar railway station will soon get a facelift as the state government and East Coast Railway (ECor) will very soon sign a memorandum of understanding(MoU) to redesign and redevelop the city railway station.
The railway station will have an iconic seven-storeyed building at the entrance of the station. Besides, it will have state-of-the-art amenities, commercial parking, rainwater harvesting system, firefighting facility with pump rooms, well maintained internal roads and attractive green landscape.
The station development work will be supervised by the Bhubaneshwar Development Authority (BDA). The work will be integrated into the smart city project. Brijmohan Agarwal, divisional railway manager (DRM), Khurda Road said that it is a joint project of the Railways and the state government. The government will develop the building and use some of its floors while the rest of the floors will be utilized by the railways.
Krishan Kumar, vice chairman of the BDA said that the final design of the multi modal hub will be ready by February next year. Sources revealed that the existing building with passenger reservation system (PRS) and booking counter will have to be razed down for the project. In November last year, the PRS and booking counter had been shifted to a temporary building near RMS office in the circulating area of the station.
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