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Amidst National Lockdown due to ongoing pandemic arising out of Covid-19, Rail Land development Authority (RLDA) successfully conducted the online pre-bid meeting for the redevelopment of the Dehradun railway station. This RFQ was invited by RLDA during lockdown period on 13.04.2020 and the bid submission date for RFQ is 05.06.2020. Over 22 developers including GMR Group, Omaxe developers, Experion Developers, I Squared Capital, Adani Road transport Ltd, Mahindra Lifespaces, Pacific Developers, Thoth Infra, etc participated in the meeting. The meeting was attended by Vice-Chairman, RLDA Sh. Ved Parkash Dudeja and Vice Chairman, Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) Sh. Ashish Srivastava.
The pre-bid meeting received an overwhelming response from the developers during the pre-bid meeting, various queries of developers were addressed then and there and also for any further query, developers were requested to send emails so that RLDA can reply to them accordingly. Main queries were related to EIA approval, tree cutting permissions, and approval of plans which were explained by the authorities during the conference.
PIC 1: Depictional View of Dehradun Railway Station“The Dehradun station will be developed on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model by leveraging the real state potential of available land surrounding station. We successfully conducted the online pre-bid meeting for the redevelopment of Dehradun railway station which is one of our and Indian Railway’s dream projects.” said Sh. Ved Parkash Dudeja , Vice Chairman, RLDA.
The total area of land under consideration of is about 25 Acre wherein about half the land is allocated for Railway mandatory development such as Station building and railway passenger amenities including offices and the remaining 50 % land will be allocated for real State development. In the real state component 40% builtup area will be allocated to the housing project and 60% built-up area will be allocated to commercial components such as Mall, Hotel, retails, multi-level parking and office space. The railway station will be developed under PPP model and the railway station’s mandatory cost will be Rs. 125 Cr.
PIC 2: Depictional View of Dehradun Railway StationIt is to note here that RLDA has entered MOU with Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) for re-development of Dehradun station, wherein, work of master planning, bid processing and construction supervision for this project is assigned to MDDA. During the meeting, VC, MDDA told that MDDA will facilitate approval of all requisite plans expeditiously to give a kick start to the project so that aim of completion of mandatory development of station in 3 years is achieved. 40% of the Estate development of the project will be achieved not later than 8 years.
After, finalization of eligible developers (bidders) through RFQ, request for proposal (RFP) will be floated by RLDA sometimes in July-2020. Thereafter, concession the agreement will be signed between developers and authority (RLDA) before taking up the physical construction of the Project. This project is a dream project of Ministry of Railways which will not only improve connectivity to the station, better passenger amenities to world class level but also enhance the tourism potential of the city and gel in with the overall master planning of Dehradun smart city among 100 smart cities of country.
RLDA is the nodal agency for the redevelopment of railway stations across the Indian Railway network and the major Project Development Agency. A total of 62 Railway Stations across India will be re-developed by RLDA on a PPP Model as a part of Smart City Projects launched by the Government of India. The entire cost of re-development will be met by leveraging commercial development of spare railway land/airspace in and around the station.
Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Railways, for the development of vacant Railway land for commercial use in line with the objective to generate revenue by non-tariff measures. Currently, the Indian Railway has approximately 43,000 hectares of vacant land across India. RLDA is emerging as a preeminent Land development Authority with an object of creating value through re development of land and air spaces, residential, commercial, and station
This article first appeared on www.metrorailnews.in
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