Friday, January 4, 2008

Railways has identified 22 stations, located in metropolitan cities and major tourist centres, to be modernized into world class facilities

Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd (a 100% subsidiary of Tata Sons),
the Mukesh Ambani-controlled Reliance Industries Ltd,
Anil Ambani’s Reliance-ADA Group,
engineering and construction major Larsen and Toubro Ltd,
India’s largest listed developer DLF Ltd,
GVK Group (which runs the airport in Mumbai),
GMR Group (operates the Hyderabad and New Delhi airports),
infrastructure developer DS Constructions Ltd
and Maytas Infra Pvt. Ltd are planning to participate in the project.

New Delhi railway station:

The ministry has already come out with a global advertisement on this project.

To begin with, the ministry has appointed a consortium of business and design consultants—Hong Kong’s Terry Ferrell & Partners Ltd, the London-headquartered Ove Arup & Partners and SMEC International Pvt. Ltd. of Gurgaon—to finalize the business plans for New Delhi railway station.

The consortium would submit a master plan and feasibility report by February.

Later, the mandate to develop New Delhi railway station would be given to a public-private partner consortium through competitive selection.

This player can run New Delhi station for 35 years on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer, (DBFOT), basis.

Besides New Delhi, the other 21 stations identified for development are 1. Pune, 2. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai),
3. Howrah (Kolkata), 4. Anand Vihar (Delhi),
5. Bijwasan (Delhi), 6. Lucknow,
7. Amritsar, 8. Chandigarh,
9. Varanasi, 10. Chennai,
11. Thiruvananthapuram, 12. Secunderabad,
13. Ahmedabad, 14. Patna, 15.Gaya,
16. Bhubaneswar, 17. Mathura,
18. Agra, 19. Bangalore,
20. Bhopal, 21. Jaipur.

Apart from domestic players, a few leading international firms, too, have shown interest in this project.
- livemint

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