-Temporary Booking Office is likely to be completed this month.
-Works have commenced for 9.5 lakhs litre capacity underground water tanks.
The upgradation work of Secunderabad railway station which is being undertaken by South Central Railway as part of “Major Upgradation of Railway Stations” by the Ministry of Railways is in fast progress. The major works with regard to temporary booking office and RPF building are in fast progress. These upgradation works are being taken up in a phased manner and are being completed as per the proposed plan and schedule.
As part of the Station Upgradation works for Secunderabad Railway Station, the construction work for temporary offices have been taken up after completing the Soil Investigation Work and Topographic Survey. Laying of Foundations, erection of columns and shelter works are completed for temporary booking office. Flooring, plumbing, electrical and false ceiling works are in progress. The new temporary booking Office is likely to be opened in May 2023.
Similarly the work related to the new upcoming RPF Building has been proceeding at a brisk pace. Already works related to construction of foundation and Columns has been completed, while Slab and partition related works are in fast progress. The new building is likely to be opened in the next couple of months.
A new station building is also likely to come in the south-side of the existing station building. To accommodate passengers coming in this direction underground parking facility is also being provided. In this regard, excavation and foundation works for the basement at south Side of the station are in progress currently.
The Station Upgradation plan has provision for holding 11 lakh litres capacity of water in underground tanks. In this regard, woks have already commenced with regard to 9.5 lakhs litres underground tanks. Already, excavation work along with laying of PCC beds for underground tanks has been completed at Platform 10 and PRS building. In the next stage, reinforcement bar binding works are in progress. Simultaneously, shifting of offices in North side building is under progress. As of now, 60% of the utilities shifting have been completed, while the balance utilities shifting are in progress.
Shri Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, South Central Railway has stated that Secunderabad station, the major railway station in the twin cities area is being redeveloped to give elegant look and provide world class amenities. The redeveloped station will cater to the steadily increasing footfall and will be able to meet the passengers demand for the next 40 years. The upgradation work of the station is being taken up at the cost of nearly Rs 700 crores and every stage of the project is being monitored to ensure timely completion of this prestigious project.