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Posted: Oct 20 2016 (21:14)

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Oct 20 2016 (16:17)   Now, smart cities to have redeveloped ‘smart’ railway stations; 5 things to know

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   35841 news posts
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In an interesting move, Indian Railways has tied up with the Ministry of Urban Development to ensure that the ambitious smart cities of India also have ‘smart railway stations’. Ùnder a MoU signed between the two ministries – Railways and Urban Development – railway stations and surrounding areas will be redeveloped with an aim to provide easy access to stations, better passenger amenities and also enable optimal utilisation of land at railway stations. This means that the station and an adjoining area of around 300 to 800 acres in each smart city and AMRUT city will be redeveloped! We take a look at 5 key facts about the project:
1) The railway station and an adjoining area in smart cities will be
redeveloped on the lines of ‘Area Based Development’ that has been provided in the Smart City Mission Guidelines. According to the ministries, the proposed redevelopment will involve easy access to stations, improved passenger amenities, integrated public transport hub, waiting halls and other amenities for passengers, development of residential and commercial spaces, landscaping etc.
2) The joint initiative of the Ministries of Urban Development and Railways has now widened the smart city development to one more area in each of the mission cities. Now, each city is required to select one area under their respective plans in the first phase.
3) According to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, many countries such as France, Japan, Germany, UK, South Korea and Belgium have expressed interest in redevelopment projects. Next week, a roundtable of domestic and overseas bankers will be organized to discuss financing of these redevelopment projects. Also, the redevelopment work at Habibganj railway station has already been awarded. Plans for Gandhinagar, Surat, Anand Vihar (Delhi) and Bijwasan are in advanced stages.
4) The MoU that has been signed today proposes two options for joint ventures that will help ensure the speedy redevelopment of railway station centred areas. The first option suggests an MoU between the Railways and the Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) formed for execution of Smart City Plans, with an equal share in equity. In the second model, National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) can be roped in with equal share among the three. NBCC can design, develop and execute the redevelopment plans on self-financing basis, the MoU says.
Urban development minister Venkaiah Naidu has suggested that to start with 10 cities – Varanasi, Jaipur, Kota, Sarai Rohilla (Delhi), Thane, Margao(Goa), Bhubaneswwar, Lucknow, Tirupati and Puducherry – can be taken up for redevelopment with the involvement of NBCC.
5) The Ministry of Railways will be responsible for forming the Joint Ventures and the Ministry of Urban Development will work with the states and urban-local bodies to integrate railway station redevelopment as part of smart city development plans.

Oct 20 2016 (21:14)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
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Earlier it was announced that 100 new smart cities will be developed. So it was expected that the new cities shall be developed from scratch along the industrial corridors or adjacent to new industrial/business growth centers with every construction/facilities developed as per rules of planning and law.The existing haphazardly developed cities with already creaking infrastructure shall cease to expand recklessly.
But today the implementation of smart city project is much like an extension of earlier city improvement plans pursued by Urban development ministry. More money shall be pumped into the already congested cities crowded with slums, which in turn shall attract more and more migrant population and hence there will be further development of slums outside the periphery of the
so called smart cities.
It looks like Govt is in a hurry to develop the smart cities,which should actually take at least a decade to take appreciable shape when started from scratch.

Oct 20 2016 (21:22)
Jaykant Yadav~   301 blog posts
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sab nautanki hai. sarkar ko bane 2 ans half years ho gaye or abhi tak list pe list hi nikal raha hai. Pahle bole 100 ko banayenge phir 10 pe aa gaye. Jumlebaazi ki had hoti hai. Aisa thagera sarkaar maine isse pehle kabhi nahi dekha. Har cheej me jhoot bolte hai ye log.

Oct 20 2016 (21:27)
█▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra░▒▓█^~   1821 blog posts   1670 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Kitne time se same news sun rhe hain kuch nhii hua still go to Delhi Jn poor infrastructure and facilities

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