The Bhubaneswar Railway Station will be transformed into a world class station and the construction work for it will start soon, East Coast Railway (ECoR) General Manager Vidya Bhusan said.
Bhusan disclosed this after inspecting the station on Friday. He took stock of the various facilities and passenger amenities required to be developed as part of the development process.
He said a detailed project report, plan and design of construction has been approved.
“The tender of the project will be floated very soon and construction work will commence as per the plan. We have set a target to finish the project within 2-3 years,” said Bhusan.
“The railway station will have airport-like modern facilities. The station will be developed with aesthetic lighting, improved signage, and improved passenger amenities including waiting hall, station complex, restaurant and shopping mall. More amenities will be provided to the travelling public. Apart from this, circulating area will also be developed and will be beautified. Drainage system will also be thoroughly addressed. More parking space will be provided near platform number six side,” he said informing that the station will be developed with an approximate cost of Rs1075 crore.
“The station will be one of the best stations in eastern India and will be constructed as modern business centre,” said EcoR General Manager.
He also appealed to the people for suggestions and ideas for enhancing the aesthetics.
(Edited by Suryakant Jena)