RITES Ltd. appointed as the Contractor for the Redevelopment Railway Station, Kollam

Rutuja Kedare Sep 20, 2022 0

The Southern Railway (SR) has awarded a INR 361.18 crores contract to Rail India Technical and Economic Service (RITES) Limited Joint Venture to renovate Kollam Railway Station. The contractor has been appointed under an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contract. In total, the contract order amounts to INR 361.18 crore.

SR Redevelopment of Railway Station, Kollam

The proposed project envisages the redevelopment of the Kollam Railway Station, Kerala. The redevelopment will modernise the Kollam railway station and bring it up to par with airports. On the south and north side of the railway station, two terminals and large building complexes will be constructed as apart of the project.

An air-conditioned roof plaza of approximately 110 metres long by 36 metres broad will connect the two terminals at the rebuilt station. The amenities typical of an airport will be present in the roof plaza. It will have escalators and lifts that link to all of the platforms. The buildings will feature cultural architectural designs.

In the first stage of the project, a four-story, multi-level parking facility with a 1,29,166 sq. ft. footprint and a capacity for 300–400 cars will be constructed.

Project Details

Name of the ProjectSR Redevelopment of Railway Station, Kollam
Contract titleRequest for Proposal (RFP) for the Redevelopment of Kollam Junction Railway Station on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) mode.
Awarded bySouthern Railway
Awardee RoleContractor
Awardee SpecialisationGeneral and Turnkey Contractor
Awardee NameRITES Limited
LocationKollam Metropolitan Area, Kerala
Building useTransport Infrastructure
Contract Order AmountINR 361.18 crores


Rail India Technical and Economic Service Ltd (RITES)

Owned by Indian Railways, the Ministry of Railways, and the Government of India, Rail India Technical and Economic Service Ltd (RITES) is a company that specialises in engineering consulting for the transportation infrastructure sector. The Indian Railways founded the organisation in 1974 with the initial mission of offering operators in India and overseas consulting services in rail transport management.

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