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253/ 2024-25 05-07-2024
Chennai
Redevelopment of Guindy Railway Station under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS)


Guindy railway station serves as a crucial railhead, connecting numerous prominent educational institutions such as Anna University, IIT Madras, and other key educational centers in the heart of Chennai. The station is strategically located near significant landmarks including Guindy Race Club, Guindy National Park, Industrial Estate, Raj Bhavan, and Gandhi Mandapam.

Overview of Guindy Railway Station

Registering an average footfall of more than 60,000 passengers per day, Guindy railway station lies o­n the busy Chennai Beach - Chengalpattu route. The station is set to undergo a comprehensive transformation at a cost of Rs. 13.50 Crore under the Amrit Bharat Station Scheme (ABSS).

Planned Redevelopment Works

The following redevelopment works have been planned for Guindy station:

·Façade Improvements: Enhancements to the station façade o­n both east and west sides, including entry arches o­n the GST road side.

·New Booking Office: Establishment of a new booking office.

·Pedestrian Plaza: Creation of a pedestrian plaza.

·Platform Resurfacing: Resurfacing of platform flooring.

·Roof Replacement: Replacement of old roofing sheets with aluminum color sheets.

·Two-Wheeler Parking Area: Redevelopment of the two-wheeler parking area o­n the main entry side.

·Lift Installations: Provision of three lifts for the existing foot overbridge (FOB), including the addition of stainless steel hand railings and replacement of roofing sheets.

·Passenger Information Display System: Installation of a new passenger information display system.

·Public Announcement System: Upgraded public announcement system.

·CCTV Installation: Provision of CCTV cameras for enhanced security.

Status of ABSS Works

The following works are currently in progress at Guindy station under the ABSS:

·Redeveloped Parking Zone: The old parking zone along GST road has been redeveloped.

·New Booking Office: Laying of the roof slab for the new booking office is in progress.

·Lift Installations: Lift installations o­n platforms 3 and 4, as well as o­n the Racecourse side, have been completed with electrical works underway. Lift installation works o­n platforms 1 and 2 are also o­ngoing.

·Circulating Areas and Pathways: Improvements to circulating areas and pedestrian pathways are in progress.

·Telecom Installations: Telecom installations o­n platforms for the provision of passenger information systems are in progress.

·50% of physical work has been completed and the redeveloped station building is set to be commissioned by September 2024.

The revamp of Guindy railway station brings several advantages, including improved aesthetics, better space utilization, enhanced accessibility, safety and security. Thus, the redevelopment of Guindy railway station aims to offer a safer, more efficient, and passenger-centric station environment, improving the overall travel experience for commuters.

    

                                                                                                                                                                           

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