India to get world-class railway stations by 2019

Indian Railways’ first two world-class, airport-like railway stations are being constructed at Habibganj in Madhya Pradesh and Gandhinagar in Gujarat. The construction will be completed by 2019.

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The Habibganj railway station will be the first station to be redeveloped. The station is being developed on the lines of Germany’s Heidelberg railway station. The new-look of the station will have a glass-dome like structure.

The station will also have several passenger conveniences such as retail areas, gaming and museum zones, plush waiting lounge, food plazas and cafeterias, clean toilets, LED lighting, etc.

The Gandhinagar Capital railway station project will set up a 5-star hotel above the station premises. It will also have a dedicated transit hall, shops, kiosks, book stalls, food stalls, 600 seats for passenger convenience, modular clean toilets, etc.

The entire redevelopment project of Habibganj is expected to cost around Rs 450 crore, whereas the Gandhinagar station will cost around Rs 250 crores.