By Jan 2019, India will have its first 2 ‘airport-like’ rly stations

NEW DELHI: The country will get its first two “airport-like” railway stations — Habibganj and Gandhinagar — in nine months from now as part of the railway’s Rs 1-lakh crore station redevelopment programme, a senior official said today.
While Madhya Pradesh’s Habibganj station will be ready by December, Gujarat’s Gandhinagar station will be completed by January 2019, said S K Lohia, the Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) Managing Director and CEO.
He said the redeveloped Gandhinagar station will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The entire responsibility of maintenance and revenue generation from these stations lies with the IRSDC and we have to make sure that these stations are revenue surplus and to the extent that it can be invested back in the maintenance and development of the station,” Lohia said. (AGENCIES)