New Delhi Railway Station to get Rs 50 billion-facelift


The Centre is busy remodeling New Delhi with the massive central vista plan, it has envisaged something as bold and stunning for the lifeline of the national capital the New Delhi Railway Station. According to the design images shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, the New Delhi Railway station is set for a complete makeover.

The images shared by Piyush Goyal show “the future of New Delhi Railway Station”, which “envisage an enriched passenger experience with complete integration of different modes of transport”.

The revamp, being commissioned by the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) – a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways, is currently at the Request for Qualification (RfQ) stage.

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The government body hopes to rope in relevant stakeholders such as leading international real estate developers, infrastructure players, and financial institutions from advanced geographies such as Europe, Australia, and South Asia to develop the station on a Design-Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) model for 60 years.

It is expected to incur the capital expenditure at around 680 million dollars or around Rs 50 billion.

How will the future New Delhi Railway Station look?

The project includes the station component, the new terminal building, along with amenities, railway offices, railway quarters, and ancillary railway works and station estate including retail spaces adjoining the station, commercial office space, hotels, and residential space.

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The revamped New Delhi station will have dome-shaped terminal buildings with two arrivals and two departures at the concourse level, two Multi-Modal Transport Hubs (MMTH) on each side of the station, 40-floor highrise twin towers (with hotel/offices and retail at the podium) and a pedestrian boulevard with high street shopping.

The total project area is approximately 120 hectares, out of which 88 hectares is being planned in the first phase.