RLDA To Develop Multi-Functional Complexes At Three Railway Stations

by Arun Kumar Das - Apr 28, 2021 12:12 PM +05:30 IST
RLDA To Develop Multi-Functional Complexes At Three Railway StationsBharatpur station, Rajasthan.
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  • RLDA has invited bids for leasing 6,664 sq metres of land consisting of three sites to develop multi-functional complexes at two railway stations in Rajasthan and another in Karnataka at an estimated cost of Rs 1,465 lakh for 45 years.

Aiming at improving rail users' experiences with upgraded amenities, Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is going ahead to develop multi-functional complexes at Bellary, Sikar and Bharatpur stations.

RLDA has invited bids for leasing 6,664 sq metres of land consisting of three sites to develop multi-functional complexes (MFC) at two railway stations in Rajasthan and another in Karnataka at an estimated cost of Rs 1,465 lakh for 45 years.

These sites are meant to enhance rail user facilities such as shopping, bookstall, ATM, food stall, medicine, variety store, budget hotel etc. The bidder will be permitted to market and sub-lease Built-Up Area for any legal and lawful activities.

According to RLDA, the objective of the development of MFA is to equip railway stations with amenities and boost customer experience.

The sites are situated in the vicinity of the respective station complexes and also fall in the circulating area of the stations.

Bidders can download bid documents at www.tenderwizard.com/RLDA.
The deadline for bid submission is May 12, 2021. A combination of a hotel, retail spaces and retail amenities are envisaged to be developed on these MFC sites.

“The sites are strategically located in the vicinity of railway stations and are well-connected to prominent landmarks. The proposed multi-functional complexes at these three railway stations will provide state-of-the-art amenities to passengers and enhance their experience, said RLDA Vice-Chairman Ved Parkash Dudeja.

Sikar Junction, Rajasthan, falls in the North Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It handles around 22 trains and 5,700 passengers per day. The RMS building lies to the north of the Sikar site.

The platform is on the east and the station road is on the west of the plot. The station circulating area lies in the south.

Bharatpur Junction (Rajasthan) falls in the Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways. It handles around 20 pairs of trains and 7,000-8,000 passengers per day.

Bharatpur is well connected to Agra (54 km), Delhi (182 km), Fatehpur Sikri (20 km), Jaipur (174 km), Mathura (36 km) and Sariska (130 km).

A lot of environment enthusiasts and bird watchers visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, specially during winter season.

"The development will provide a fillip to tourism and retail segments and contribute towards the local economy as well. RLDA’s model of development of MFCs also provides opportunities to small investors to invest in commercial spaces having assured footfall near the existing railway stations,” Dudeja added.

Bellary Railway Station (Karnataka) falls in the South Western Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

It handles an average of 32 trains and around 8,000 passengers per day. Bellary is well connected by road to different parts of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Goa.

The bidder will be selected through a transparent online single Stage Bidding process. The developer will be mandated to complete construction at each site and commission the same within two years.

RLDA is a statutory authority under the Ministry of Railways for the development of Railway land. It has four key mandates as part of its development plan, namely leasing of commercial sites, colony redevelopment, station redevelopment and multi-functional complexes.

RLDA is currently handling 123 multi-functional complexes and 84 railway colony redevelopment projects. Of these 123 multi-functional complexes, 55 MFCs have already been leased out.

13 MFCs have already been completed and the rest are in advanced stages of construction.

RLDA also has over 84 commercial (greenfield) sites across India for leasing, and the eligible developers for each will be selected through an open and transparent bidding process.

Arun Kumar Das is a senior journalist covering railways. He can be contacted at akdas2005@gmail.com.


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