This Will Be India’s 1st Airport-Type Railway Station, Managed By Private Firms; Will Be Ready By December
The entire nation has been waiting to enjoy and explore India’s first of a kind world-class railway station, the Habibganj railway station, and it will be all set by the end of the year!
Yes, the Habibganj railway station of Madhya Pradesh will be ready by the end of December.
It will be India’s first-ever railway station that has been designed to be as posh as an airport, and is full of modern amenities and facilities.
What will the Habibganj railway station look like at the end of December? Read on to know all the details!
Habibganj Railway Station To Be Ready By December End
The Habibganj railway station is the first railway station whose responsibility was given to private companies to build and develop. Bhopal-based Bansal Group was given the lease of the station for 8 years. Along with that, they were also granted a lease of 4 land parcels to amp up the station.
The station was the first one that the ISRDC developed under the Public-Private Partnership model, and the sole purpose behind the redevelopment of this station was to obtain more revenues for the Indian railways.
And finally, there is news about the completion of the railway station, and it will be ready by the end of this year, i.e. December 2019.
IRSDC MD and CEO, SK Lohia, said, “The work on the new concourse took more time than we expected due to the requirement of several clearances. But, I am hopeful that by December-end we will be able to complete work on this world-class station.”
How Will The Habibganj Railway Station Look?
The Habibganj railway station is located in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, and mimics the Heidelberg railway station in Germany. The revamping of the station cost around Rs. 100 crore, and around Rs. 350 crore will be spent on the development of the surroundings of the station.
Let’s look at features that the Habibganj Railway Station will flaunt:
- A concourse area where there will be retail outlets and cafeterias similar to that of airports.
- At the entrance, there will be a dome-like entrance made of glass.
- Lavish waiting area for passengers.
- Beautifully renovated interiors with gaming zones and museums.
- There will be a ‘green building’ with LED lighting and waste water treatment plant.
Along with the Habibganj railway station, the Gandhinagar railway station, Surat railway station, Chandigarh, Anand Vihar, Baiyappanahalli station will also be redeveloped to mirror high-class airport looks.