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224/ 2024-25 20-06-2024
Chennai
Progress Card : Chengalpattu Railway Station Redevelopment Under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme at a cost of Rs.22.14 Crores

 

Chengalpattu, as the district headquarters, is home to major industries including Mahindra, Wipro, Samsung, Infosys, Pepsi, TVS, Siemens, RLT Instrumentation, Nissan Renault, and Apollo Tyres. The renowned BMW India plant is also located nearby in Mahindra World City. Prominent tourist destinations such as Mammallapuram (Mahabalipuram), a UNESCO World Heritage Site Thirukazhukundram, Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary, and Karikili Bird Sanctuary are located near Chengalpattu attracting numerous tourists.

Prominently located in the heart of Chengalpattu, the Chengalpattu Railway Station, is poised for a significant transformation under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme. The station receives an average footfall of more than 58,000 passengers per day.  A critical rail hub situated in the Chennai Egmore – Villupuram section, the station is also a key terminal for Express trains, facilitating travel to Southern Districts.  Further, the Chengalpattu – Arakkonam line, essential for commuters, enhances the station's importance, especially as it connects to Chennai and Kanchipuram, the famed temple city known for its silk saris.

Redevelopment of Chengalpattu under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme

As part of the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS) , Chengalpattu railway station is undergoing redevelopment at a projected cost of Rs. 22.14 Crores. Key development works planned include:

·Construction of a new station building (G+1)

·Development of a new entrance and porch

·Provision of a new concourse, booking counters, and additional three retiring rooms

·Modification of the existing station building to include an AC Waiting hall, VIP lounge, and retail spaces

·Resurfacing of platform flooring

·Expansion of parking spaces

·Development of pedestrian pathways and circulating area

·Installation of two lifts and an escalator for the existing FOB

·Enhancement of the Passenger Information Display system and Public Announcement system

·Replacement of roofing sheets

·Installation of CCTV systems

Work in Progress:

Significant progress has been made in the redevelopment works under ABSS.  Presently, the following works are underway at Chengalpattu station:

vApproach road works, platform paving works- 50% completed.

vLift works in PF 2, 7 & 8 - 80% completed.

vRe-modelling of existing station building works -20% completed.

vBooking office & pedestrian plaza works are in progress

vCirculating area works are in progress

vTelecom works are in progress

These improvements promise enhanced passenger comfort and a seamless, pleasurable journey for travelers.

Chengalpattu Railway Station's redevelopment under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme marks a significant milestone in the region's infrastructure development, contributing to the overall growth and connectivity of the area.

                                                                               

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