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227/2023-24 30-06-2023
Chennai
Progress of Redevelopment of Kollam Junction


Kollam Junction railway station is o­ne of the busiest railheads in Kerala.  Categorised under “NSG-3” stations, Kollam Junction is the second busiest railway station in Kerala in terms of trains handled per day.Kollam Junction witnesses an average footfall of 1.6 crore per annum which corresponds to nearly 47000 footfalls daily.  In order to handle the ever increasing passenger volumes, Southern Railway has taken up the redevelopment project of Kollam Junction.  The revamped station will sport state-of-the-art facilities and infrastructure o­n par with international standards.

Works executed recently:

·Roof slab and Masonry work of Gang rest room completed

·Site safety Barricading

·Casting of Test piles for MLCP building completed

·Demolition of existing South Terminal building for making right of way completed for Phase -1 Works

·Around 36 existing facilities including Railway Magistrate court, RMS, Parcel   Office and Crew control Office are shifted to temporary facilities for fast tracking of commencement of South terminal construction

Other works already completed:

All the mandatory clearances have been obtained

To facilitate necessary construction works, shifting of Materials and facilities from the   Southern Terminal building site has been completed

Site topographical survey, drone survey, soil investigation and Validation of Master plan completed

PMS services were awarded and started functioning from Nov 2022

Demolition of offices completed for facilitating the construction of South Terminal Segment I,MLCP and Parcel Office

Demolition of staff quarters done and alternate accommodation has been provided for residents

Site office, Laboratory facilities, Storage facilities construction completed and inaugurated

Erection of Concrete batching plant completed and commissioned

Work in progress:

• Ancillary building works in full swing

Service building,SubStation and SSE/Worksabove foundation work in progress.

• Construction of Gang rest room nearing completion.

• Foundation works for FOB in progress. 

Roadmap to Kollam Junction Redevelopment:

The work of Re-development of Kollam Junction Railway Station” was awarded as an EPCcontract to M/s RITES – SCWPL (JV), Bangalore for an amount of RS.361.18 Crore o­n 26.08.2022. The Project Management Services for the subject work was awarded to M/s LEA Associates South Asia Pvt Ltd, New Delhi for Rs.7.94 Cr. The completion period of the project is 39 months.The PMS consultant is responsible for monitoring the project.

The redevelopment project of Kollam Junction is planned at Southern side and Northern Side of the existing station building.Southern and Northern Terminal buildings will help in segregation of operation related administrative and commercial activities from the passenger movement and will host amenities o­n par with world class standards.  The newly developed Kollam junction station will have ample number of lifts and escalators, multi-level car parking, pick up and drop off facilities and dedicated arrival and departure concourse. 

                                                                                                   

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