-Plans for the new North Terminal, South Terminal, Multi Level Car Parking, Two Level Sky Concourse and FOBs are under finalisation
After completing the Topography survey and soil investigation as part of redevelopment of Secunderabad Railway station, works are proceeding rapidly for setting up of temporary offices so as to facilitate the construction of the main building area, without hindering the passenger services at the existing station. In this regard, the foundation work for the setting up of both Temporary Booking Offices as well as new RPF building has commenced. These two structures are part of the utility shifting for undertaking the work at the main building site.
Simultaneously, to hasten the work at the main station building, plans for the new North Terminal, South Terminal, Multi Level Car Parking, Two Level Sky Concourse and FOBs have been submitted by the contractor. These are being finalised keeping in view the need to have station building which will meet the needs of the passengers for the next 40 years. Based on these, the structural design for these amenities will be finalised.
Similarly, to meet the passengers’ requirement at the upcoming redeveloped station, tanks with a combined capacity of 16 lakh litres water is to come up. The locations for construction of new Underground Tanks & Over Head Tanks for water supply required for New North & South Terminals have been identified. The platform shelters at the existing station building are fitted with Solar Panels for generation of green energy. Location for shifting these solar panels for facilitating the construction work has also been identified. At the same time, survey for underground existing utilities has also been completed.
The upgradation work of Secunderabad railway station is being undertaken as part of “Major Upgradation of Railway Stations” by the Ministry of Railways at a cost of nearly Rs. 700 crs. The upgradation works are being taken up in a phased manner and are being completed one by one so that there is no major hindrance to the travelling public. The Railway Station complex will be integrated with other infrastructure facilities and amenities so as to provide seamless experience to the rail users.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway stated that Secunderabad station, which is a major Railway station in the twin cities area is being upgraded to meet the passenger needs which will be able to cater to the needs of the rail passengers for the next 40 years. The upgradation work of the station is being monitored at every stage so that there is no delay in the execution of the overall project. The project is targeted to be completed by October 2025.