Railways to upgrade 3 major stations in Chhattisgarh
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Railways to upgrade 3 major stations in Chhattisgarh

Indian Railways will start modernising three important stations in Chhattisgarh - Raipur, Bilaspur, and Durg - in February with an investment of Rs 12 billion. “All three will be built as model stations. About Rs 400 crore is expected to be spent on each station,” a senior official of the Raipur railway division said.

The three stations are on a single route connecting Howrah and Mumbai and handle heavy traffic.

The railways plan to provide improved facilities to passengers and develop these stations to handle the demand for another six decades. “The railway administration has made the framework for the construction keeping in mind the flow of passengers up to 2083,” the official said.

The proposed stations will have two-floor buildings and a waiting hall with a capacity for 7,000 passengers. The complex will be built in such a way that it can accommodate a metro station in the future.

The official said the new buildings would include a multi-brand showroom, a food court, and hotels. Raipur station, which now has space for around 800 motorcycles and 300 cars, would get a multi-level parking area. However, the site for this has not been identified.

According to officials, a mechanism would be developed to ensure that train traffic movement is not affected when the work starts.

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Indian Railways will start modernising three important stations in Chhattisgarh - Raipur, Bilaspur, and Durg - in February with an investment of Rs 12 billion. “All three will be built as model stations. About Rs 400 crore is expected to be spent on each station,” a senior official of the Raipur railway division said. The three stations are on a single route connecting Howrah and Mumbai and handle heavy traffic. The railways plan to provide improved facilities to passengers and develop these stations to handle the demand for another six decades. “The railway administration has made the framework for the construction keeping in mind the flow of passengers up to 2083,” the official said. The proposed stations will have two-floor buildings and a waiting hall with a capacity for 7,000 passengers. The complex will be built in such a way that it can accommodate a metro station in the future. The official said the new buildings would include a multi-brand showroom, a food court, and hotels. Raipur station, which now has space for around 800 motorcycles and 300 cars, would get a multi-level parking area. However, the site for this has not been identified. According to officials, a mechanism would be developed to ensure that train traffic movement is not affected when the work starts. See also: Railways to upgrade 1,000 small stations under new schemeSiemens bags $3.2-bn order for 1,200 freight locomotives

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