Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the newly redeveloped railway station on 16th July 2021 along with several other projects in the state of Gujarat. The 71 crore redevelopment project took 4 years of work where it was conceptualized in 2016 as part of the railways' ambitious project to transform stations into world-class 24x7 transport and business hubs.
The officials said that the upgraded station will have an interfaith prayer hall -a first for the country's railway network, a column-free, sleek, and economical space frame spanning 105-meter over the platform with all-weather aluminum sheeting for the comfort of passengers.
The structure is designed and provided with green building rating features and has already obtained sustainability standards green certification from the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM).
Amenities at Gandhinagar Capital Station
The station has been developed at par with airports for enhanced public satisfaction. We have tried to incorporate all the best facilities that our passengers require for a pleasant experience at a railway station,' Railway Board Chairman Suneet Sharma said. In the project to redevelop stations, we are striving towards creating new sources of revenue for the railways as well as new experiences for our passengers. It is truly a ‘New station of New India',' he said.
The project was envisioned with the Gujarat International Finance Tech (GIFT) city in focus which could emerge as a key international finance centre on the lines of other world-famous cities. Among other facilities, the station has segregated entry and exit through landscaped areas, Divyang-friendly special ticket booking counters, ramps, lifts, dedicated parking space, and a dedicated art gallery with live LED wall display lounge, the railways said. The station also has a state-of-the-art external façade with daily theme-based lighting, a vertical green wall, a separate baby feeding room, and a centralized AC waiting lounge, it said.
In the near future, it is planned to open retail, food, and entertainment outlets in the area for passengers as well as the local population, railway officials said. It is expected that national and international guests who would come to attend seminars and conferences at Mahatma Mandir, a convention centre situated just opposite the property, would stay at the hotel.
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