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Anil Baijal asks DDA, other depts to facilitate clearances for New Delhi station redevelopment project

Nine agencies have been shortlisted for the project, and the target for floating Request for Proposal (RFP) has been revised to end of October. (HT)Premium
Nine agencies have been shortlisted for the project, and the target for floating Request for Proposal (RFP) has been revised to end of October. (HT)

  • The meeting was attended by CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, Vice-Chairman of DDA Anurag Jain, the VC of RLDA, and senior officers of stakeholder organisations

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday this during a meeting of the 'apex committee' of the New Delhi station redevelopment project has advised the DDA, police and other associated departments to proactively facilitate approvals and clearances for the project.

"Chaired the 5th meeting of the Apex Committee to oversee & facilitate the 'Redevelopment of New Delhi Railway Station' under the TOD policy," the L-G tweeted earlier in the day.

Officials of the DDA, Delhi Police and other departments concerned were advised to proactively facilitate approvals and clearances as required for timely implementation of the project, he said.

Sources said, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Council, Delhi Jal Board, Airports Authority of India, and the Public Works Department have give the NOCs, while the same is awaited from the the city traffic police, while permission for tree cutting applied for in the forest department, according to news agency PTI.

The meeting was attended by CEO of NITI Aayog Amitabh Kant, Delhi Chief Secretary Vijay Dev, Vice-Chairman of DDA Anurag Jain, the VC of RLDA, and senior officers of stakeholder organisations.

"Status of the project including grant of NOCs by various departments and preparation of Influence Zone Plans (IZP) was reviewed," the L-G tweeted.

"While appreciating the progress made so far advised the officials to make adequate provision for vertical greens, recycling of waste water for non-potable purposes, besides ensuring seamless intermodal mobility and pedestrian friendly pathways," he added.

New Delhi station is strategically located in the heart of Delhi and has proximity to Connaught Place, Delhi's prime commercial hub.

Pedestrian movement, cycle tracks, and green tracks have been integrated into the proposed redevelopment plan.

According to the sources,nine agencies have been shortlisted for the project, and the target for floating Request for Proposal (RFP) has been revised to end of October.

RLDA (Railway Land Development Authority) is the approving authority for the Master Plan of the  New Delhi Railway Station Redevelopment which is a flagship project of the RLDA, and the first to be undertaken on the Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) concept in Delhi-NCR.

New Delhi station will be redeveloped into a world-class station in line with global standards with dome-shaped terminal buildings and two arrival and departure areas at the concourse level.

The station will also have two multi-modal transport hubs on every side, 40-floor high-rise twin towers (with hotel, offices and retail at podium) and pedestrian boulevard with high-street shopping outlets, they had said.

This redevelopment project offers multiple revenue streams to the developer, including revenue from real estate rights and is slated to be completed in around four years.

It will incur capital expenditure at around USD 680 million and will be developed on a Design-Build-Finance-Operate-Transfer (DBFOT) model.

The station will be connected to the IGI Airport through the Airport Express Line of the metro, and with Delhi-NCR via the Yellow Line of Delhi Metro. DTC bus stops lie on both sides of the station.

* With agency inputs

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