RLDA to conduct pre-bid meeting for New Delhi station redevelopment
The redevelopment will include updating New Delhi station’s art architecture, facilities and public amenities in order to provide superior services to rail passengers.
In order to continue undertaking work as seamlessly as possible amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, India’s Ministry of Railways‘ Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has announced that it will conduct an online pre-bid meeting for the redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station through a video conference on 30 April 2020.
The key objective of the project is to provide superior passenger services to rail passengers at stations and transform them into iconic standard-bearers of the cities following the public-private partnership (PPP) model.
Indian Railways has entrusted the New Delhi railway station to RLDA for the redevelopment of the station’s art architecture, facilities and public amenities. The project is to be executed with the private sector partnership by leveraging the real estate development potential in the air space above the station and on railway land around the station.
On 11 March 2020, RLDA launched the request for proposal (RFP), inviting bids from suitable bidders for the selection of the consultancy firm that would provide consultancy services for the feasibility study, detailed master planning, urban designing, engineering and preparation of detailed project report (DPR) for the redevelopment of New Delhi railway station. The tender is currently scheduled to be awarded by the first week of June 2020.
Vice-Chairman of the Rail Land Development Authority, Shri Ved Parkash Dudeja, said: “The redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station of Northern Railway is one of our ambitious projects. On 30 April 2020, we are conducting an online pre-bid meeting for the tender floated for selection of a consultancy firm for providing services for the feasibility study, planning, designing and preparation of detailed project report for the redevelopment of the New Delhi railway station. We are witnessing an unprecedented time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a responsible organisation, we stand with the government and, thus, will be conducting all pre-bid meetings through video conferencing to fight this pandemic. All queries of the stakeholders shall be answered on the spot through video conferencing or later by emails. We are also committed to ensuring seamless operations by extensive use of digital technology and shall be implementing the e-filing system shortly for smooth functioning.”
A total of 51 railway stations are being redeveloped by RLDA, with the entire cost of redevelopment to be met by leveraging commercial development of spare railway land/airspace in and around the station.