The Cabinet has recently approved a proposal to offer ´A-1´ and ´A´ category stations which are around 400 across the country for redevelopment on ´as is where is´ basis, by inviting open bids from interested parties with their designs and business ideas duly providing for amenities and other requirements of the Railways. The redevelopment cost is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space in and around the stations.
The facilities proposed in a redeveloped stations include congestion free non-conflicting entry/exit to the stations premises, segregation of arrival/departure of passengers, adequate concourse without overcrowding, integration of both sides of the city wherever feasible integrations with other modes of transport systems e.g. Bus, Metro, etc., user friendly international signage, well illuminated circulating area and sufficient provision for drop off pick up & parking etc. Details of ´A-1´ and ´A´ category stations.