Date of Post: 16 Sep, 2017
Bhubaneswar: On Thursday, the state government & the ECoR (East Coast Railway) discussed the proposed draft for a MoU (memorandum of understanding), which they will sign very soon to redesign & redevelop the Bhubaneswar railway station.
The multimodal hub project will come up on the railway station & its circulating area.
Facilities To Have At The Station
- It will have an iconic 7-storeyed building at the entrance of the station.
- Besides, it will have state-of-the-art amenities, commercial complexes, parking, rainwater harvesting system, firefighting facility with pump rooms, well maintained internal roads & attractive green landscape.
BDA To Supervise Station Development Work
- The BDA (Bhubaneswar Development Authority) will supervise the station development work.
- the work will be integrated in the smart city project, as the station comes under the smart city district.
- A senior BDA official, budget amount for the redevelopment work will be increased beyond Rs 60 crore which was estimated earlier.
- Brijmohan Agarwal, divisional railway manager (DRM), Khurda Road said,”It is a joint project of the Railways and the state government. The multi-storeyed building will be used by both the government agencies. We will use some floors for operational purpose and the state will take the rest for their use. But the state government will develop the building.”
Tender Floated For Preparation Of Design Of Hub
- The state government has authorized the BDA to prepare design of the hub.
- Design will be prepared through a noted agency.
- Krishan Kumar, vice chairman of the BDA said,”We have floated tender for preparation of the design of the multi modal hub. We hope the final design will come by February next year.”
Officials Discussed Draft MoU Prepared By Railway
- Commissioner of rail coordination & special secretary, Manoj Kumar Mishra, said they have discussed the draft MoU prepared by the railway in the presence of chief secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi.
- He said,”We agreed with 99% of the draft proposal and some small issues related to execution and monitoring were resolved.”