Railways will be carrying out the techno-economic feasibility studies for the redevelopment of 10 railway stations including Bokaro in Jharkhand. There are six railway stations in Bihar, three in Jharkhand and one in Jammu and Kashmir, said a official here.
In a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of Railways, Commerce and Industry and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Piyush Goyal said, “Bokaro Steel City, Ranchi and Hatia stations in Jharkhand have been identified for conducting techno-economic feasibility studies towards redevelopment of stations.”
Station redevelopment projects are generally taken up in a Public Private Participation (PPP) mode. The Minister said that Indian Railways has planned for redevelopment of stations by leveraging real estate potential of land that can be spared and air space in and around the stations. He said that railway conducts techno-economic feasibility studies of stations across the country and based on the outcome of these feasibility studies, stations are taken up for redevelopment in phases.