Chennai Egmore Redevelopment sees progress, Southern Railway shares graphic images of station’s revamped look – Times Now

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Proposed concourse at Chennai Egmore Railway Station | Image Courtesy: Southern Railway

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Chennai: The work on the Chennai Egmore Railway Station redevelopment project has begun and the station is all set to be equipped with world-class infrastructure soon. Digitally-curated images of how the railway station will look once the construction is over are making rounds on social media.
The Southern Railway, on Friday, shared the graphic images of the proposed concourse area of the Chennai Egmore station. “Take a look at the graphic images of the proposed concourse area of #ChennaiEgmore, “ they wrote.

Railway bureaucrat, Ananth Rupanagudi, also shared some more glimpses of how the station would look once ready. “More beautiful artistic illustrations of how Chennai Egmore station will look like after it is redeveloped – the aerial view, the main concourse at the departure terminal and the last one is the ticket booking hall. We are working towards making this a reality. #IndianRailways (sic), ” he wrote.
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The preliminary preparations at Chennai Egmore Railway station including geo-technical investigation, topographical survey, and setting up of batching plant near Poonamalee highway side are already underway.

The Southern Railway also shared glimpses of the Geo-Technical investigation at the PF 1 end for the station Building.

Under the redevelopment project, the more than a century old (114 years) heritage building of the station will be renovated and refurbished while two other buildings will come up on both sides of the station along with the arrival and departure concourses. The redevelopment work will be undertaken on both sides- the Gandhi Irwin entrance and EVR Periyar Salai.
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The contract for the project has been given to DEC Infrastructure and Projects India Pvt Limited, Hyderabad. The redevelopment project aims to protect the iconic heritage structure along with a modern state-of-the-art facility to be constructed at a cost of Rs 734.91 crore within a timeframe of 36 months.

New station buildings will have amenities of lifts, escalators, a food plaza, and modern seating amenities. There would be a big lounge and food court at the departure terminal and a smaller lounge at the arrival. Moreover, two multilevel parking complexes would come up on either side.

Additionally, two foot overbridges (FOBs) to facilitate the passengers in moving from one side of the station to the other and also crossing from one platform to another will also come up.
Tata Consulting Engineers, Mumbai, has been tasked with project management services (PMS) for monitoring the progress of the project.