New Delhi, India (Urban News Transport): The Railway Minister, Piyush Goel led the Indian Railways to plan to provide airport-like features at Bijwasan Railway Station. And earn non-fare revenue through retail prices. The station is going to have an airport like features at an estimated cost of Rs 270.82 crore over a period of three years. The unique features of the top class Railway station are as follows:
- The station will have shops, food stalls and other facilities to have a quality waiting time for travelers.
- Separate arrival and departure areas will be developed and the waiting areas with the airspace of the railway stations.
- A subway to exit the railway passengers will be there leading to a conflict-free flow of passengers.
- The station will have an environment-friendly design, with adequate capacity for future growth.
- Space is planned in a logical order to tackle the issue of the slow movement of passengers within the station and there is the inclusion of adequate escalators and stairs for vertical circulation.
- Most importantly, special needs people will be going to travel with full ease. Tactile and Braille guidance system will assist the visually impaired passengers.
- There will be no barrier for physically challenged and elderly passengers.
- The public transport system while integrating the station will be redeveloped.
- Signages, maps, and train information systems will guide the passengers and maintenance infrastructure will be incorporated during revamp.
The Habibganj railway station is going to be the first world-class railway station in India, followed by Gandhi Nagar Railway Station in Gujarat. Various other stations have been chosen for the project. The other stations are Chandigarh, Anand Vihar Terminal, New Delhi railway station, etc. The project will be going to renovate major stations across the country to intensify passenger experience during the train journeys. The stations will be developed using the engineering, procurement and construction mode (EPC).