Secunderabad Railway Station is amongst the Twenty Three Stations on Indian Railways which have been taken up under Station Redevlopment Program launched by Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Railways. Vijayawada is the other station from SCR in the list of twenty three Railway Stations where the program has been taken up, in the first phase.
To highlight the project details and the anticipated development of Secunderabad Railway Station under the Station development project, bid documents for which were uploaded today,Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, General Manager, South Central Railway held a Press Meet today i.e., 9th February, 2017 at Rail Nilayam, Secunderabad. Addressing the Media, the General Manager stated that the idea behind this ambitious program is to develop 400 stations on Indian Railways to International standards, out of which 23 have been taken up, to be followed by the remaining stations in subsequent phases. He went on to state that the estimated investment for development of Passenger amenities at Secunderabad Railway station under the Re-development project is Rs. 282 Crore, while for Vijayawada it is Rs. 194 Crore. The Revenue generated in the project will be used exclusively for Station Re-development.
Shri Vinod Kumar Yadav, stated that the project is being undertaken under a Modified Swiss Challenge method, adapting the QCBS (Quality and Cost Based Solution) system by identifying a project proponent who will prepare the detailed project report. The project will seek to involve State Governments, various Central Government wings, Global experts etc., he added. The General Manager also briefed the Media on the salient features indicative amenities, additional amenities and the technical aspects of the bidding process of the Station Re-development project.
Earlier, Shri M.Umashankar Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, South Central Railway welcomed the media and spelt out the priority accorded for Station redevelopment project on SCR by the General Manager. Shri A.K.Gupta, Additional General Manager, SCR and other Senior Officials were also present.