Update on Chennai Egmore Station Redevelopment Works
Chennai Division of Southern Railway has taken up Chennai Egmore 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 October, 2022 and now the work has begun and progressing at a steady pace.
Works executed Recently
·Demolition of Existing Quarters on Gandhi Irwin road side has been completed.
·Plate Load Test for Multi-level car parking (MLCP) on Gandhi Irwin (GI) road side and Parcel Office on Poonamallee High (PH) road side completed.
·Master Plan Validation completed
Other work in progress
·Project Management Site Office construction is in progress.
·Setting up of Batching plant in progress
·Barricading, dismantling and shifting of facilities to facilitate proposed demolition of various buildings are in progress
·Drilling of borehole for Geotechnical Investigation is in progress
·Telecom Exchange Shifting/Relocation work in progress
Works Executed So far
·Preliminary works such as Mapping and Topographical survey, drone survey, DGPS Survey, Traffic survey, tree inventory, joint inventory of movable and immovable assets 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 construction of MLCP on GI side, MLCP on PH side, Parcel Office on PH side, Residential Quarters at Teynampet, Arrival FOB, Parcel FOB, Arrival Concourse, PH Side Station building, Sub Station on GI SIde and Sub-station on PH side
·A series of meetings are held with the stakeholders of the project.
Chennai Egmore Railway Station Redevelopment
The work of Redevelopment of Chennai Egmore Railway station was awarded as EPC contract to M/s DEC Infrastructure and Projects India Private Limited, Hyderabad at a cost of Rs.734.91 Crores, setting a time frame of 36 months for completion of the project. M/s Tata Consulting Engineers Limited, Mumbai have been tasked with the work of Project Management services (PMS) at a cost of Rs.14.56 Crore.
Two terminals are proposed to be constructed, one at the Gandhi Irwin Road Side and one at the Poonamallee High Road side. The Terminal Buildings on both side are proposed as a G+3 structure with world class amenities like waiting lounge, ticketing area, commercial area and Roof plaza etc. Segregation of departing and arrival passengers, Parcel FOB, adequate Lifts and escalators are planned in this building. The proposed Multi-Level Car Parking on both GI side and PH side are proposed as G+5 structure with Commercial area, Car & Bike parking and Budgetary Hotel. The proposed Parcel office on PH side is proposed as G+2 structure with Parcel office and RMS.