Rajasthan: Jodhpur railway station to get a new look; Rs 500 crore allocated

Rajasthan’s Jodhpur Railway Station will get a facelift as it will be redeveloped into a massive modern-eco-friendly infrastructure with the latest technologies and facilities.

This project has got the green signal from the Ministry of Railways. The tender was floated on Tuesday for this project which was allotted around Rs 500 crore.

Besides Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and Pali railway stations too will be redeveloped.

The fund allocated for Jaisalmer is nearly Rs 148 crore. The details of the Pali project are yet unknown.

“Ashwini Ji wants to give Jodhpur station a world-class look and wishes to get it complete in three years,” an official of the Indian Railways told The Indian Express. Union Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnav hails from this city.

As per the approved plan, a five-storey building will be constructed with facilities like AC and non-AC restrooms, paid waiting rooms, VIP lounge, food stalls, and shops selling local food and articles among others.

Another three-storey building will also come up and a boarding bridge connecting the building directly to the platform is going to be its main attraction.

Both the buildings will be green (eco-friendly) with adequate ventilation.

According to an official release, Jodhpur railway station, which is one of the major junctions in the northwest part of the country, receives over 42,000 passengers daily, with 63 major trains passing through it.

However, with the increase in local commuters and tourists, the railway station needs to be redeveloped to sustain itself in the future.

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