Saharanpur railway station is to be developed into a world-class facility | So Good News
Saharanpur Railway Station will be developed as a world-class facility with the building becoming an iconic building in the city with rooftop spaces and railway premises transforming into a city centre.
While inspecting the Saharanpur-Meerut City-New Delhi section on November 8, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw reviewed the ongoing development work in route and sought timely completion of the projects to upgrade Saharanpur station to a world-class facility.
In the last three months, a total of 17 train services including Delhi-Saharanpur Express, Delhi Janata Express have been started to improve connectivity to Saharanpur.
All the 14 level crossings between Saharanpur and Delhi are being replaced by Road Over Bridge (ROB) or Road Under Bridge (RUB) at a total cost of Rs 560 crore to ensure seamless train travel.
As per the plan, the existing track would be upgraded to enable the train speed to increase from 110 km/h to 130 km/h Delhi-Saharanpur to reduce the travel time between the two cities.
The Minister of Railways emphasized that the greatest emphasis should be placed on the safety of train operations in these sections.
According to the plan, there will be a foot over bridge (FOB), which replaces it Lakdi ka Pul, extension of second FOB, connecting two ends of the station. There is also a tender for a lift at Saharanpur station at an estimated cost of Rs 7.6 crore with a target of completion by the end of next year.
The development of the station also includes construction of a second entrance, new passenger reservation building, car park and escalator which has been sanctioned at a cost of Rs 4.3 crore with the completion target of May 2023.