Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw discusses the work for the redevelopment of Rajahmundry Station virtually

Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw virtually reviewed the redevelopment work at Rajahmundry railway station.

The minister inquired about the development of platforms, surveillance systems, food courts, pharmacies, Wi-Fi system, signaling system, lounges, escalators and other facilities at the railway station.

The South Central Railway (SCR) has taken over the Rajahmundry Station Redevelopment Project at a cost of ₹250 crore. The station handles 86 stopping, three departing and three terminating trains every day.

The Roof Plaza connecting the terminal building will have platforms with food courts, shops, an ATM, One Station-One Product, a play area for children, toilets, facilities for people with disabilities and seniors, sufficient circulation space and sufficient facilities for dropping off , pick up and parking.

The SCR officials said the project would include energy-saving solar panels, fire fighting, rainwater harvesting, rainwater reuse and solid waste management.

The redeveloped station will be designed to meet expected footfall of 9,533 passengers per hour and 95,328 per day in 2071-72, making it a world-class transport hub, officials said.

The railway officials said Rajamahendravaram, a major transport hub and business hub, will benefit significantly from the Station Redevelopment Project. The project will increase connectivity and infrastructure support for the textile, paper, tobacco and tourism sectors in the area.

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