New Delhi: The railways has proposed a change in the model for inviting private partners to redevelop railway stations. The amended proposal has been sent to the cabinet for approval. A total of 600 railway stations will be redeveloped. The new proposal will make the process of redevelopment of stations easier.
Currently, work is on to redevelop Gandhinagar in Gujarat and Habibganj in Madhya Pradesh railway stations under public private partnership (PPP).
The model is being claimed to be more efficient than the earlier one.
Earlier, there was a proposal to develop 400 stations.
However, after the re-categorisation of stations which was done earlier this year the number of stations that need to be redeveloped has escalated to 600.
Railways want to make IRSDC the nodal agency for redevelopment of railway stations.