Udaipur: Udaipur Station among 23 to be revamped under Railway's Redevelopment Programme. Udaipur is the only station of Rajasthan and N.W. railway to be revamped in Phase-I of the Railway programme stated to kick off on the 8th Feb. On this day tender for redevelopment of 23 stations will be invited.
The station redevelopment programme to be undertaken by the Zonal railways will be inaugurated by the Hon'ble Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhu. Zonal Railways will be connected by VC link to participate in the launch event along with the stake holders of respective station.
This will be a big where prominent developers of the region and national media will be invited at Jaipur and Ajmer to participate in the launch event; said Puneet Chawla, Divisional Railway Manager, Ajmer.
Giving details of the prgramme, Chawla said that the redeveloped of station will improve passenger experience by providing amenities like digital signage, escalators / elevators, self ticketing counters, executive lounges, luggage screening machines, walkways, holding areas for passengers, grand and distinctive roofing and flooring, free and paid Wi-Fi etc. The program will benefit 31 lakhs passengers at Udaipur per year. This number will go up further after gauge conversion of Udaipur-Ahmedabad Section which is under progress, is completed.
Railway Board has devised an innovative plan to provide these amenities through PPP model by leveraging the real estate available at the railway stations.