Thursday, June 22, 2017

Malaysian firm interested in Pune station facelift job


PUNE: Even as the state government has held talks with Singapore’s Changi Airport Group to develop the proposed new airport for the city, the Pune railway junction could be redeveloped by a Malaysian firm.

Giving details of the proposed plan, Director General (PR) Anil Saxena of the railway board confirmed that Malaysia-based Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has shown an interest in bidding to re-develop six Indian railway stations, including Pune.

With the bidding process for the first phase of the centre's station re-development plan slated to take place in August, the company officials are expected to visit Pune, Saxena added.

"They have shown an interest in Pune and they will have to prepare the bidding documents now. The first phase of bidding is expected to take place in August and before the bidding they are expected to carry out site surveys, measurement of the area and so on. For this, their team is expected to visit all five stations, including Pune," the senior official said.

It has been said that the estimated cost of re-development of the stations, which includes Pune, Udaipur, Howrah, Indore, Secunderabad and Faridabad, is Rs5,000 core.

A total 400 stations have been lined up for the station re-development plan and the first phase will see bidding for 23 stations, including Pune. 


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