Ministry of Railways
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1857
TO BE ANSWERED ON 11.03.2011
World Class Station Projects
1857. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-
(a) the status of the World Class Station(WCS) project;
(b) the name of Stations across the country which were selected for this project;
(c) the details of the budget allocated for this project and the amount spent so far; and
(d) by when this project is likely to be completed?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI BHARATSINH SOLANKI)
(a) to (d) A Statement is laid on the Table of the Sabha
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1857 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR TO BE ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 11.03.2011 REGARDING WORLD CLASS STATION PROJECTS
(a) Bidding process for world class stations in PPP mode is initiated after Master Plan and Feasibility Report is prepared and in-principle approval of local bodies is obtained. In view of the experience gained as regards consultancies for preparation of Master Plan and Feasibility Report for New Delhi, CST Mumbai and Patna, a review of policy for engagement of Consultants has been planned.
(b) Stations identified for development into world class stations are Agra Cantt, Ahmedabad, Ajmer Jn., Allahabad, Ambala Cantt, Amritsar, Anand Vihar, Baiyapanahali, Bangalore City, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Bijwasan, Bolpur, Chandigarh, Chennai Central, CST Mumbai, Ernakulam, Gaya, Goa, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Habibganj, Howrah, Jammu, Jhansi, Jaipur, Kanpur Central, Kharagpur, Kolkata, Kozhikode (Calicut), Kota, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Majerhat, Mangalore, Mathura, Nagpur, New Delhi, New Jalpaiguri, Patna, Porbandar, Pune, Puri, Sealdah, Secunderabad, Surat, Thane, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati and Varanasi.
(c) World class railway station projects are primarily envisaged through private investment and Government funds are required only for preparatory works such as consultancies for feasibility reports and advisory services, for which funds are allocated from time to time, as per requirement from Revenue.
(d) Work at site shall commence after award of concession to the concessionaire and financial closure by the concessionaire. After award of concession, completion of project is likely to take 5 – 6 years due to complexity of work and necessity to undertake the work while keeping the station operational.