Bhubaneswar: A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for construction of Bhubaneswar railway station was signed between Indian Railways and Government of Odisha today.
Divisional Railway Manager of Khurda Road Railway Division Sashikant Singh signed the MoU with Vice Chairman, Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).
Area adjoining Bhubaneswar Railway station is proposed for development as Railway Station Multimodal Hub (RSMH) project under Smart City Mission of Govt. of India. This project is being taken up by Govt. of Odisha through the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA).
The Multi-modal Hub will have new terminal building for the railway station, bus terminal, parking facilities and other public utilities.
The new station building and the two new railway lines with platforms will be developed in an integrated manner over the land belonging to the Railways and Govt. of Odisha. The proposed building will have G + 5 floors of which G+2 floors will be earmarked for the use by Railways. The area earmarked for Railways will be 1.74 lakh sqft.
“ The Railways will spend around Rs 70 crore including the construction of two additional lines with one platform, full cover shed, an extension of FOB and all modern passenger amenities. Similarly, the Odisha government will spend Rs 60 crore for construction of new station building,” said an official.