Ministry of Railways through various agencies is undertaking techno-economic feasibility studies of Railway stations. Based on the outcome of these feasibility studies, stations are planned to be taken up for redevelopment in phases, especially the stations located in major cities, pilgrimage centres and important tourist destinations.
The cost of the station redevelopment project is to be met by leveraging commercial development of land and air space in and around the stations. The Railway stations are taken up for redevelopment based on financial viability.
Works for the redevelopment of Habibganj (Madhya Pradesh) and Gandhinagar (Gujarat) stations are in progress. Ministry of Railways is redeveloping Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) Station in cooperation with Govt. of Odisha. Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has also entered into an MoU with Massouri Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) for the redevelopment of Dehradun (Uttarakhand) Railway Station.
RLDA has signed an MoU with National Highway Authority of India in April-2019, for the redevelopment of Ajni (Nagpur) station as a Multi-modal Hub.
This information was given by the Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Shri Piyush Goyal in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.