MP: Revamping of Habibganj station to be completed by Mar 31

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Bhopal, Feb 4 (PTI) The reconstruction of Habibganj railway station in Bhopal is likely to be completed by March 31, a railway official said on Thursday.

West Central Railway (WCR) general manager Shailendra Kumar Singh on Wednesday inspected the station, which is being made into a world-class facility under a PPP model, the official said.

'The construction work is going on at a rapid pace for the last two to three months and its quality is satisfactory.

I am hopeful that it will be completed by March 31,' the official quoting Singh said.

Once the work is completed, the railways will be inviting Prime Minister Narendra Modi for its inauguration, he said.

The Habibganj (Bhopal) Railway Station Development/ Redevelopment Project is undertaken by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC).

As per the IRSDC, the revamped railway station will have a glass dome-like structure at the entry point, besides a dedicated concourse area with cafeterias and retail outlets.

The world-class facility will support energy-efficient LED lighting and a wastewater treatment plant.

The IRSDC is implementing this redevelopment plan on the lines of Germany's Heidelberg railway station under the PPP model with the Bansal Group, it was stated.

According to the IRSDC, the total estimated cost of works is Rs 100 crore and estimated cost towards commercial development is approximately Rs 350 crore. PTI MAS ARU ARU