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Surat Railway Station to be 3rd in Country to Have ‘Airport Like’ Facilities

The Surat railway station will be the third in the country to be developed as a world-class facility under a Railway Ministry station redevelopment programme.
Surat railway station to be 3rd in country to have ‘airport like’ facilities
  • The first two railway stations were Gandhinagar and Habibganj railway stations in Gujarat.
  • Habibganj railway station will be redeveloped by December 2018 and Gandhinagar station by June 2019.

Key Facts

  • Surat railway station will get "airport-like" facilities and will be developed in a world-class multi-modal transport hub by 2020.
  • The project cost is estimated at Rs. 5000 crores.
  • The station will be equipped for seamless transit, bus terminal and also other transport modes in the city and a parking space of about 900 vehicles. 
  • In this project the three levels of government (Centre, State and Urban Local body) will come together to redevelop the station.
  • Railways will be working along with the Gujarat State Government to revamp the railway station area.
  • The station would be a multi-modal transport hub with a bus terminal.
  • SITCO has asked interested parties to send their proposals to build a transport hub at Surat railway station.
  • SITCO is a joint venture between the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd (IRSDC), Surat Municipal Corporation, and Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation.
  • With an aim to connect so many facilities together, the Surat multi-modal transport hub will be costliest till now.
  • There will be an at least three lakh people commuting from this stretch once developed.
  • It will be developed will also be developed following the norms of the green buildings.

Expected Questions

Question no: 1

Which railway station has recently been announced to be equipped with an international airport like facilities?
Answer: Surat Railway Station

Question no: 2

What is the estimated cost of the project?
Answer: Rs 5000 crore

Question no: 3

Name the other two railway stations prior to the recent one which are already under the process of redeveloping?
Answer: Habibganj railway station and Gandhinagar Railway Station.
Surat Railway Station to be 3rd in Country to Have ‘Airport Like’ Facilities Surat Railway Station to be 3rd in Country to Have ‘Airport Like’ Facilities Reviewed by Shweta Kashyap on May 01, 2018 Rating: 5

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