Kanyakumari Railway Station will be modernized
with improvement in infrastructure to rail passengers. Southern railways have
awarded the work tender for redevelopment of the Kanyakumari railway station at
a cost of Rs 49.36 crore.
The Letter of Acceptance (LOA) for the
redevelopment work was issued by the Southern Railways on November 23.
station situated at the land’s end will offer amenities to meet the
requirements of next 40 to 60 years. The redevelopment plan includes
spacious entrance lobby, seamless movement of passengers by separate arrival
and departure corridor, and hassle-free access to all platforms. Dedicated
Parking lots for streamlined movement of different categories of vehicles and
pedestrians in exclusive lanes and multi-level vehicle parking wherever
feasible, will also be provided.
The station will be aesthetically
facade lighting arrangements, good illumination and will have state-of-the
art external façade and landscaping. Provisions are to be made for spacious
concourse (Roof Plaza), waiting halls, acoustically designed and soothing
public announcement system and coverage of entire area by CCTV cameras.
the Southern Railway has so far awarded tenders for redevelopment of Nine Railway
stations. These include three stations in Kerala - Ernakulam Junction,
Ernakulam Town and Kollam; five in Tamil Nadu - Chennai Egmore, Katpadi
Junction, Madurai Junction, Rameswaram and One in Puducherry - Puducherry. The
Southern Railway has also undertaken feasibility study for preparation of
Detailed Project Report (DPR) for four stations - Chengannur and Thrissur in
Kerala and Kumbakonam and Tirunelveli Junction in Tamil Nadu.
parallel move, the Rail Land Development Authority of the railway ministry has
undertaken a feasibility study for
preparation of Detailed Project Report (DPR) for eight railway stations.
These include Chennai Central, Tambaram, Avadi and Coimbatore Junction in Tamil
Nadu, Thiruvananthapuram Central, Varkala and Kozhikode in Kerala and Mangalore
Central in Karnataka.
Land Development Authority (RLDA) is a statutory authority within the Ministry
of Railways responsible for railway land development.