Prayagraj. Preparations are being made to completely rejuvenate the Prayagraj Junction station before the Kumbh Mela to be held in January 2025 in Prayagraj, the Sangam city of Uttar Pradesh. The master plan has been prepared for the redevelopment of Prayagraj Junction station. Under this, the station building on the civil line side will be built on the lines of the airport. World class facilities will be provided to the passengers at this station. E-tenders have been issued for the redevelopment of this station. It is expected that the work of redevelopment of Prayagraj Junction station will start soon after the tender is opened.
Along with this, Kanpur Central railway station of North Central Railway is also to be redeveloped at a cost of Rs 712 crore. According to Amit Malviya, Senior PRO of North Central Railway, the development of Prayagraj Junction station will be done at a cost of 859 crores. Parking, food court and other world class facilities for the passengers will be provided in the multi-storey building. In this, skywalk, escalator and lift will also be installed for the passengers.
Along with the lobby and baggage scanner at the main gate of the station, there will also be a help desk for security. They will get all kinds of facilities in the food court and shopping complex for the passengers. All the offices will be shifted under the foot over bridge.
According to Dr. Amit Malviya, Senior PRO of North Central Railway, it is the effort of the Railways that before January 2025 Kumbh, the station should be in such a position that it can provide facilities to maximum number of passengers. Prayagraj is the city of religion and spirituality, so people will get a glimpse of the culture here at the station being built here. According to him, keeping in view the culture here, the station will also be redeveloped.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : June 24, 2022, 15:14 IST