Southern Railway has taken up Rameswaram Station redevelopment in order to offer a world-class ambience, futuristic infra and airport-like facilities for passengers. Tender was awarded for the redevelopment work in September 2022 and now the work has begun and progressing at a steady pace.
Works executed recently
·Coolie Porter room dismantling and shifting of materials completed.
·Parcel office area survey marking and site cleaning completed.
·Material shifting from East terminal building completed.
·Batching plant installation completed.
Other work in progress
·Project Management Site Office construction is in progress.
·Barricading, dismantling and shifting of various facilities is in progress as part of East Terminal Building
·Revamping of Existing waiting hall in progress
Works Executed So far
·Preliminary works such as Mapping and Topographical survey, soil investigation, Traffic survey, tree inventory, joint inventory of movable and immovable assets and Master plan validation completed.
·Project management Services have commenced work.
· Right of way, which is a legal right to enter and carry out the work, has been provided to the EPC contractor for Revamping of existing waiting hall building, Revamping of Existing MFC building, Parcel office and substation, Residential tower, Desalination plant, Sewage treatment plant, FOB, Platform shelter works, Platform flooring and other works, Construction of East terminal building, and Pedestrian plus departure forecourt.
·Materials Testing completed.
·A series of meetings are held with the stakeholders of the project
Rameswaram Station Redevelopment
The work of Redevelopment of Rameswaram Railway station was awarded as EPC contract to M/s Sabari URC JV, Coimbatore at a cost of Rs.90.20 Crores, setting a time frame of 18 months for completion of the project. M/s TUV India Private Limited, Mumbai have been tasked with the work of Project Management services (PMS) at a cost of Rs.4.41 Crore.
Two terminals are proposed to be constructed, one at the East and one at the North side. The East Terminal Building is proposed as a G+6 structure with world class amenities like waiting longue, ticketing area, commercial area, Railway offices and Roof plaza etc. Segregation of departing and arrival passengers, adequate Lifts and escalators are planned in this building. The proposed North Terminal building houses prepaid taxi counter, Railway offices and various help line centres. Surface Parking planned with separate driveway to parking.