Bhubneswar Railway Station will be next Multi-Modal Transport Hub

Anushka Khare Posted on: 2019-09-22 08:10:12 Viewer: 1,617 Comments: 0 Country: India City: Bhubaneswar

Bhubneswar Railway Station will be next Multi-Modal Transport Hub

New Delhi (Urban Transport News): To develop Bhubaneswar Railway station as Multi-Model Transport Hub, East Coast Railway under the aegis of Ministry of Railways on September 19, 2019, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Government of Odisha in New Delhi.

Naveen Patnaik, Chief Minister of Odisha, Piyush Goyal, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, and  Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel along with other dignitaries joined the MoU signing ceremony through Video Conferencing. According to the Memorandum of Undertaking (MoU), Bhubaneswar Railway station will be redeveloped as Multi-modal transport hub, jointly by Government of Odisha and Ministry of Railways.

The multi-modal Transport Hub shall have new terminal building for Railway Station, City Bus terminal, Public Car parking, and other allied public utilities. According to the plan, mixed-use land development and Air concourse connecting both sides of the Bhubaneswar Railway station. It is expected to complete the redevelopment work in three years. Union Minister for Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel, Dharmendra Pradhan said that citizens of Bhubaneswar would be greatly benefited by this ambitious project and it could become a hub for tourism in the city.

Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik complimented the Ministry of Railways for coming forward to develop the project. He said that Bhubneswar station will be a world-class multi-modal transport hub and could be a first-of-its-kind in the country. In an official statement issued for the occasion Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the focus of Indian Railways is to improve the infrastructure to make it at par with world-class level. He said that he is happy that the Government of Odisha has come forward to collaborate with the Ministry of Railways to develop Bhubaneswar Railway Station as a Multi-modal Transit hub.

According to the plan, about Rs.130 crore will be invested in the initial redevelopment work. Of which, the Indian Railways will spend Rs.70 crore while the Odisha government will spend Rs.60 crore.

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