Odishatv Bureau

New Delhi: The Indian Railways has launched SRIJAN (station rejuvenation through joint action), a mega station redevelopment project to select designs for remodelling 600 major stations across the country.

The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC), a Railways' joint venture company has launched the project on the mygov.com portal.

Public are invited to send in their proposals to develop a station of their choice.

The last date for sending in entries is March 26, IRSDC Managing Director and Chief Executive officer Sanjeev Kumar Lohia said in a press briefing here on Friday.

"It's a first-of-its-kind crowd-sourcing competition open to all to invite innovative, scalable, low-cost-and-high-impact ideas from stakeholders for upgrading the look and feel of the railway stations and thereby transform the functional utility, raise the revenue generation capacity and lower operations and maintenance cost of railway stations," Lohia said.

The winners of the competition will receive letters of commendations and shortlisted participants may get an opportunity to professionally associate with the IRSDC.

To shorten the process of engagement of qualified and experienced firms for design of stations, the IRSDC has already carried out one round of empanelment of agencies for design of stations, Lohia said.

Railway Minister Piyush Goyal is also slated to meet architects from around the country soon to discuss strategies to take the programme forward, he said.

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