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Brussels, Belgium, 2022/10/28 - India’s Union Cabinet has approved Indian Railways’ proposal for the redevelopment of three major railway stations – New Delhi, Ahmedabad and the historic railway terminus in Mumbai - Tractebel-Engie.com.
The Minister of Railways announced the Government of India’s approval for the redevelopment of three major railway stations on September 28, 2022: New Delhi and Ahmedabad, for which Tractebel is design consultant, and the historic railway terminus in Mumbai, where we completed cost estimates.
The redevelopment will create over 35,000 new jobs, boost local economies, promote greener transportation and improve the daily commutes of over two million travellers. Tractebel in India is responsible for the design and planning for New Delhi and Ahmedabad, and completed cost estimates for the Mumbai station.
Redevelopment of the New Delhi Railway Station
As design consultant for the New Delhi Railway Station, Tractebel in India carried out the design and planning. The major works involve surveys and investigation, traffic integration and design along with simulation, and urban planning of the 120-hectare railway area and its surroundings. The works also include design and planning of social and associated infrastructure, modern railway station building, multi-modal transport hubs on both sides of the railway station and a complete road infrastructure around the station with seven access routes and six exit routes.
Redevelopment of the Ahmedabad Railway Station
Our experts in India are also the design consultant for the Ahmedabad Railway Station, for which we executed the design and planning for redevelopment. The scope of work is similar to that of the New Delhi station, but over a total area for development of 36 hectares. The new station will be a hub with interchange facilities for passengers traveling by high-speed rail, Indian Railways, metro, bus rapid transit (BRT) and other modes of local transport.
Both the New Delhi and the Ahmedabad hubs will be built within a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model to achieve self-sustainable railway stations with high standards of safety, comfort, efficiency, user-friendly passenger amenities and value-added services.
Redevelopment of the historic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai
Tractebel (tractebel-engie.com) has completed an independent estimation of the construction cost for the design prepared by other stakeholders. The work was based on the design and documentation shared by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) with the consultant. The estimation was based on the relevant codes and best industrial practices, and the works were delivered as per the required timelines. The CSMT station in Mumbai is a historic railway terminus and UNESCO World Heritage Site.
“Tractebel takes great pride in being actively associated with the modernization of the major railway stations of India. We are contributing to their development into iconic landmarks representative of major cities, and to promoting improved and greener transportation for millions of commuters.”