Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) and the Bhopal-based Bansal Group are redeveloping the Habibganj station.
According Railway Ministry, the Habibganj railway station, once redeveloped and modernized, will boast spectacular architecture, splendid look, world-class amenities and facilities. The upgraded airport-like railway station is likely to be ready by this year end, reports Financial Express.
Bansal group will operate and maintain the station for eight years. Rs 450 crore are being spent on the redevelopment of the railway station, out of which Rs 100 crore will be spent on station development and Rs 350 crore has been sanctioned for the development of commercial space.
The new-look Habibganj railway station will boast of a glass dome-like structure and have facilities such as food plazas & cafeterias and a plush waiting lounge.
The station is being remodelled on the lines of Germany’s Heidelberg station. The station will be a green building with LED lighting. The redevelopment includes setting up of a glass dome structure at the entrance, swanky waiting lounges, museums and LED lighting among other features.
In order to decongest the station, exit underpass is being made for passengers de-boarding trains along with passenger holding area on the platform. On the western side of the station, there will be commercial establishments, a bus terminal and office lobbies. Service apartments will be built outside the station along with hotels, hospitals, spas and a convention centre will be outside on the eastern side of the station, the first of its kind in India.
The contracts for five other station redevelopment projects of Gomti Nagar (Lucknow), Charbagh (Lucknow), Puducherry, Triupathi and Chandigarh has been awarded and work has commenced in some of them.