Ahmedabad Station Re-Development: RLDA To Conduct Pre-Bid Meeting For Rs 2,563 Crore Project


Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) will conduct the pre-bid meeting for the Ahmedabad station re-development project on 18 July, for the real estate industry players keen to participate in the bidding.

According to RLDA, they are expecting leading players to attend the pre-bid meeting, as the floating of the tender has generated a lot of interest.

The re-development of Ahmedabad railway station would be carried out through the engineering, procurement and construction mode.

RLDA has invited bids — for which the last date for submission of e-bid is 5 September, 2023 and the date of opening of e-bids (technical) is 8 September 2023.

RLDA vice chairman Ved Parkash Dudeja said, “The re-development of the railway station will also encourage new economic avenues to grow and evolve in the region, while also generating employment through direct and allied industries.

“The new railway station will serve as a stellar testimony to Indian innovation and engineering ingenuity. It will not only interlink trade across west India, but also facilitate the thousands of commuters travelling to and from the city every day.”

Ahmedabad is located on the banks of the Sabarmati river and the most populous city in Gujarat and the fifth most populous city in India.

Situated 25 km from the capital of Gujarat, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad has emerged as an important economic and industrial hub. It is the second-largest producer of cotton in India and a historic centre of trade with the Middle East and Europe.

After the liberalisation of the economy, Ahmedabad’s tertiary sector activities such as commerce, communication and construction have grown exponentially, with the city’s GDP estimated at over $80 billion in 2020.

Ahmedabad has been selected as one of the hundred Indian cities to be developed as a smart city under the government of India’s flagship ‘Smart Cities Mission’.

Declared as a UNESCO World Heritage City, Ahmedabad has been ranked as India’s third-best city to live by the Ease of Living Index. Time magazine has also acknowledged Ahmedabad in its list of World’s 50 greatest places to explore in 2022.

Dudeja said, “The iconic city of Ahmedabad has historically been a centre of trade and commerce. As one of the largest cities in the country, Ahmedabad serves as a focal point of economic growth and prosperity.

It is in this backdrop that we welcome bids to re-develop the Ahmedabad Railway Station to the highest international standards which will integrate different modes of transport including High Speed, Metro, BRT and city buses and will serve as a city centre.

The region has a thriving cotton industry, and with modern logistical redevelopment, we are confident that we will be able to bolster the supply chain and unlock greater growth and prosperity in the region, he added.

The strategic location will provide ample opportunity for new commercial development in and around the Ahmedabad Railway Station.

During the current financial year, RLDA has leased out various sites which is situated at Waltax Road (Chennai), Ajmer (Rajasthan), Bijwasan (Delhi), Kharagpur and Solapur (Maharashtra) for a cumulative lease premium of Rs 1,622 crore including Railway assets valuing approximately of Rs 7.54 crore to be developed in Kharagpur Railway Colony.

RLDA has recently awarded the station re-development works for CSMT Railway Station through the engineering, procurement and construction model.