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IRSDC plans to organise a global design competition for station upgrade ideas

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Post Date: 22/05/2017

Category: Maintenance & Modernisation,   Type: Indian Railways

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New Delhi: Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) plans to organise a global design competition. A panel will be formed comprising of reputed railway officials & architects who will examine entries and select 2-3 entries initially, after which a final entry will be selected for each station.

The ministry of railways plans to redevelop 400-plus railway stations across the country wherein commercial rights for usage of railway land will be given to developers who in turn will redevelop the stations & maintain them.

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  1.  Currently, contracts for redevelopment of Habibganj & Gandhinagar have already been awarded.
  2.  A railway official said,“Right now the norms and documents are being put together as it has to be objective and the panel needs to be chosen very carefully.”
  3.  It is crowd-sourcing of ideas which to bring in innovation, the official said.
  4.  IRSDC, a special purpose vehicle formed jointly by Ircon International Ltd & Rail Land Development Authority to develop & redevelop railway stations, will oversee the entire process.
  5.  The Railway Board has given consent to turn IRSDC into a self-run company headed by managing director and a functional board.
  6.  The national carrier has already started 6 innovation challenges which are open to public.
  7.  These include identifying sources to increase non-fare revenue, freight wagon designing, increasing carrying capacity of passenger coaches, & developing new digital capabilities, etc.
  8.  When the redevelopment of a station will start, the winning designer for that station will be associated with the developer.
  9.  The official added,“It will be binding on the developer to accept the winning design and the developer can further improvise the design.”
  10.  The consultant while preparing the DPR (Detailed Project Report) will include the design in the proposal and then it will be placed for bids.
  11.  The railways has postponed the contract awarding date for Anand Vihar railway station as some land titles are yet to be cleared & developers are demanding clean land titles.
  12.  The paperwork for Brijwasan railway station is expected to be completed by the month-end and will be put up for bids.
  13.  In total, 23 stations have been identified in the first round of the station redevelopment programme which will be put up for bids.
  14.  The official said,“As developers have asked for more time to put together concepts, we may be extending the tender dates which were advised on 8 February. The bid due date should have been end May.”
  15.  The railways is currently addressing the pre-bid queries of developers.

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