The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), has a tender issued for a major upgrade of the New Bhuj Railway station. This issued tender for major upgrade of New Bhuj railway station calls to appoint a General Turnkey Contractor on an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis. The tender, issued on June 25, 2022, will remain open till August 25, 2022. Tender evaluations will begin on August 25, 2022. The estimated project value is INR 179 crores.
The Western Railway, under the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), proposes a major upgrade of the New Bhuj Railway station in the Kachchh district of Gujarat. With an estimated project cost over INR 179 crores, the project’s construction area is 4,24,636 sq. ft. and spreads over a land parcel of 18.11 acres. Construction will begin in 2023 with an expected finish date in 2025. The other associated consultants include AXYKno Capital Services Private Limited and Ravi Ramparia Architects.
The proposed project envisages integrated redevelopment of Bhuj railway station and an old Bhuj railway area in Kachchh district with state-of-the-art architecture, seamless modal interchange, enhanced passenger facilities, and public amenities. It includes construction of a front-side building, and a rear-side building. It also includes an air concourse with a covered new foot-over-bridge (FOB) that will go through the roof above the platforms.
|Name of the Project||New Bhuj Railway Station|
|Latitude||23.265842 (23° 15′ 57.0312” N)|
|Longitude||69.678386 (69° 40′ 42.1896” E)|
|Location||Bhuj, Kachchh district, Gujarat|
|Building Use||Transport Infrastructure|
|Category||Railway Station Redevelopment|
|Construction Start Date||2023|
|Construction End Date||2025|
|Land Area (in acres)||18.11 acres|
|Construction Area (in sq. ft.)||4,24,636 sq. ft.|
|Construction Cost (in INR)||INR 179 crores|
Established on 5th November 1951, Western Railway merged the existing Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway (BB&CI) with Saurashtra State Railway, Rajputana State Railway, and Jaipur State Railway. The Western Railway at present has gauge-wise kilometrage under Broad Gauge, Metre Gauge, and Narrow Gauge. It serves the Mumbai region, parts of Rajasthan, parts of Madhya Pradesh, and the entire state of Gujarat. The Western Railway comprises six divisions – Mumbai, Vadodara, Ahmedabad, Ratlam, Rajkot, and Bhavnagar. The Western coast of India served by the Western Railway has several ports, including Kandla, Mundra, Pipavav, Navlakhi, Bedi, Rozi, Okha, and Bhavnagar.
Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is a statutory authority, under the Ministry of Railways, set up by an Amendment to the Railways Act, 1989, for the development of vacant railway land for commercial use, to generate revenue by non-tariff measures. RLDA has since evolved according to the terms of the Extraordinary Gazette Notification dated 31.10.2006, and as amended on 5.1.2007. The Extraordinary Gazette dated 4.1.2007 mentions the rules for the functioning of the RLDA. Indian Railways (IR) has approximately 43,000 hectares of vacant land. The Railway Board identifies land for operational purposes and entrusts such plots of land to RLDA in phases for commercial development.
Currently, they will be responsible for development and major upgrade of the New Railway Station at Bhuj from the Government’s end.
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Currently, they are consultants on this project. They will develop the Detailed Project Report (DPR), a Feasibility Model, a Financial Model, and a Business Model.
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