Southern Railway has taken up Katpadi 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
·Master Plan Validation completed.
·Architectural & structural drawing of Phase-I buildings.
·Traffic Survey work completed.
·Utility Scanning completed.
·Environment monitoring survey completed.
Other works in progress
·GRIHA rating for Katpadi station Redevelopment work.
·Project Management Site Office construction is in progress.
·Site laboratory & mess construction work in progress.
·Setting up of a Batching plant in progress.
·Architectural & structural Design of the Station Buildings, Multi-level Car Parking, Multi-level Two-wheeler Parking, Foot-Over-Bridge, Air-Concourse & other building 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.
·All kind of Soil test (Geotechnical investigation) completed at various locations.
·Project management Services have commenced work.
·Site clearance work completed for building locations for Phase-I.
·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 Phase-I building for Staff quarters (Type-II - 16 units, 2 blocks), Barrack and Scout, P- way and Signal Warehouse, SSE Tele/Signal yard space, Gang tool cum Restroom Artisans room, Parcel/RMS office and Elevated trolley path, MLCP/MLTP and PWAY shed, Sump, STP , Solid waste management System including incinerator, External Service, Departure Air Concourse & Departure terminal building.
·On a regular basis project review meetings are held with the stakeholders of the project.
·Fabrication of Sign boards & barricades completed.
Katpadi (KPD) Station Redevelopment works
The work of redevelopment of Katpadi Railway station was awarded as EPC contract to M/s Engineering Projects (India) Ltd, Chennai at a cost of Rs. 329.32 Crore, setting a time frame of 36 months for completion of the project. M/sVoyants Solutions Pvt Ltd, Gurgaon have been tasked with the work of Project Management services (PMS) at a cost of Rs.7.89 Crore.
Two terminals (Arrival & Departure) are proposed to be constructed in the southern side, connected by Air concourses while arrival & departure lobby will be constructed in the Northern side. The Terminal Buildings will be equipped with world class amenities like waiting lounge, ticketing area, commercial area and Roof plaza etc. Elevated skywalks and subways with adequate lifts/escalators will connect both of these terminals to the bus stand thus enabling hassle-free inter-modal connectivity. A dedicated space for handling parcels will also be constructed.