-Work for casting of basement floor roof slab completed
-Casting of 90% of Air Concourse foundations completed in Platforms 4, 5 and 6 while work is in progress in Platform 1
The prestigious project of “Major Upgradation of Railway stations” conceptualized by the Ministry of Railways has been taken up by SCR Zone on priority basis and the works are being carried out at a fast pace. In this direction, upgradation works of Tirupati railway station, which have been commenced in May 2022, are being carried out in full momentum.The work is being monitored at all levels so as to ensure timely completion of the project, which is targeted to be completed by February 2025.
A new Station building is coming up on the South side of the existing station building. The works completed so far include - completion of Geological Survey, setting-up of Camp Office, concrete lab & storage sheds, concreting of foundations for the new upcoming station building. 100% casting of basement floor is completed while the remaining works are being carried out in fast manner. Till date, about 11,905 cubic meters of concrete has been used in foundations, columns of basement floor and air concourses.
The other works that are being carried out include - Raising of columns from ground floor to 2nd floor is in progress. Casting of 90% of Air concourse foundations is completed in Platforms 4, 5 and 6 while works are in fast progress for the same in Platform 1. Excavation work for the construction of sewerage treatment plant of 24 lakh litres per day is completed and 30% concreting of foundations for the same is completed. So far, 2,300 Metric Tonnes of reinforcement steel is utilized in foundations, retaining walls, basement roof slab, underground tank and air concourses.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, SCR has expressed his satisfaction with the speed of the works being carried out and he also instructed the staff to be more vigilant and more careful in the course of execution of the works. He stated that Tirupati being world famous pilgrim destination, the upgradation works are being monitored regularly so that the work is not hampered and it is completed within the targeted time.