Indian Railways is all set to give a new look to Andhra Pradesh’s Nellore stations. The Nellore railway stations will be getting a world-class makeover and the project will be taken up by the NBCC at a cost of INR 147 crore. The redeveloped station will herald the best in terms of design structure, aesthetics, safety and durability, making rail travel an elegant experience. The NBCC will not only redevelop the stations but will also develop the adjoining Land parcel. The work for the project will commence next month. At present, the Nellore station has an average footfall of 25,000 daily passengers caters to over 50 pairs of train per day.
The station area to be developed is 69000 square feet while the land for commercial development is around 2 lakh square feet. The station will have three levels (G+2) while the commercial building will have 8 levels (G+7) and two basements.
The redevelopment of railway station shall be done on self-sustainable finance model by commercial exploitation of railway’s vacant land parcels and air space.
The redeveloped stations will have sustainable & energy efficient design, fire fighting and fire alarm system, CCTV Surveillance, BMS, Power back-up, Public Address System, Roads, Pathways, Parking lots, Elegant landscape & Horticulture, Mechanical ventilation system for basements, Solar power generation, STP with zero discharge, Rainwater Harvesting, Water Supply & Sewerage System, among other features.
Besides, the station will have an open cafe, information centre and state-of-the-art lounge.