On 08-Jun-2017 In Science & Technology
In a major move, Bhopal's Habib Ganj railway station has been chosen to become India's first station that will be re-built on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) mode.Bhopal, the capital of Madhya Pradesh, was ranked second under Clean India Mission. The railway ministry's announcement to re-model Habib Ganj station is another feather in its cap. The railway station project will cost Rs 100 crore and is expected to be completed in three years. The centre's announcement to re-develop the station is aimed to improve railway tourism. Of late, union government has given emphasis on boosting tourism, as it is a major revenue-earning sector. Rail is a favourite mode of tourists who are willing to explore all the Indian destinations.Be it day or night, Indian railways are unstoppable, which makes it more reliable and convenient option to explore the country. Habib Ganj station project is part of this initiative.Let's look at the features, this railways station will posses.
Built 38 years ago in 1979, Habib Ganj railway station is set to change its look. The station, which has 5 platforms and 6 tracks, has been selected by Ministry of Railways under PPP mode.
The railway station will be powered by solar electricity.
Bhopal-based Bansal Construction Works Pvt Ltd has been given the contract to construct India's first world-class railway terminal.