IRSDC invites Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur Railway Station as a world-class integrated hub

Udaipur, 27th July: Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) has invited Requests for Qualification (RFQ) to redevelop Udaipur City Railway    Station. The objective is to redevelop the Udaipur Railway Station into a modern station equipped with state of the art amenities. The redeveloped station has been envisioned to be transformed into an integrated railway station at par with an international airport. The station will be redeveloped on a Design-Build Finance Operate Transfer (DBFOT) model using principles of Transit Oriented Development (TOD). 

The concession period shall be 60 years and the concessionaire shall have the obligation to redevelop and maintain the station for 60 years along with the right to collect revenue from station users and commercial development. The total area for mandatory development is 49, 8115 sq.m and the built-up area for station estate development is up to 1,0,1374 sqm. The pre-bid meeting will be held on 6th August 2021, and the deadline for bid submission is 31st August 2021. For more details on the RFQ visit

"Udaipur City is a tourist destination of global repute. The redevelopment of the railway station aims to transform it into an iconic hub on the lines of an international airport and reimagine the travel experience. It will position the station as a fitting gateway to the city of Udaipur and have a multiplier effect on the local economy in terms of the generation of employment opportunities and subsequent commercial development. As a nodal organisation entrusted with station redevelopment, IRSDC is fully committed to deliver the project as per the schedule and contribute to India's growth story," said S.K. Lohia, MD & CEO, IRSDC.  

The redevelopment envisages a new east-side entry station building, with plans for new East-West Road connectivity through Railway Under-Bridges, connectivity with ISBT through commercial land via a network of pedestrian walkways, segregation of entry/exit in the station and easy signage for all types of passengers. 

The salient features of redevelopment are:

Architectural style of Udaipur and the heritage of Rajasthan reflects in Proposed Railway Station Buildings.

An airport-like concourse for departing passengers and world-class facilities.

Provide better passenger amenities, convenience and experience

Station building to have segregated movement for arriving and departing passengers at different levels.

Provide superior road connectivity between city and Railway station, including the bus station

Multi-modal access, drop-off and parking

Sheltered drop-off zone and meet & greet zone

Covered parking linked to the station building

Station building to be independent and phased for quick completion and commissioning.

100 % Divyang accessible with lifts/ramps at all locations. 

Udaipur Railway Station lies in the heart of the city, and serves local population as well as tourists. It falls under the Ajmer division of the North Western Railway Zone of Indian Railways and caters to approximately 16,465 passengers per day.  It is surrounded by commercial areas on the south-east and north-west, institutional areas on the northeast, and residential areas on the south-west side. The main station building is at Station Road while the other side is called Tekri Road. It has a total of five platforms connected by two Foot over Bridges (FOB).  The redevelopment plan primarily aims to defragment the land parcels around the station to harness their commercial potential. A design scheme has been devised to connect people with the main flow of commercial spaces. 

The Udaipur Railway Station is among 125 railway stations to be redevelopment under the priority agenda of the Government of India. Out of this, IRSDC is working on 63 stations, and Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is working on 60 stations. As per current estimates, the total investment needed for the redevelopment of 125 stations along with real estate development is more than Rs 50,000 crore. 

About IRSDC:

Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) is a Joint venture company of RLDA, RITES and IRCON. IRSDC is at the core of Indian Railway's mission of transforming the country's railway stations into world-class 24x7 hubs and is the Nodal Agency and the main Project Development Agency (PDA) for the redevelopment of Railway stations. These redeveloped hubs will be called 'Railopolis', as it will attract huge investment and business opportunities. 

To fast track the redevelopment of Railway Stations and harness the true value of commercial development, the following tools have been developed by IRSDC/MoR to streamline all processes for planning, designing, tendering, implementation and management of Railway Stations in India:-

1. Model Agreements for Station redevelopment and Station Facility Management;

2. Harmonized Guidelines for Standards of Accessibility & Provisions of Facilities for Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan) in Indian Railways - by MoR

3. Form-based codes for Commercial Development within Railway Land, comprising of:-

3.1. Codes for Station Area Layout Regulating Plans;

3.2. Codes for Property Development Cards (Commercial Development);

3.3. Codes for Architectural Design within Commercial Development;

3.4. Codes for Green Buildings within Commercial Development;

4. Handbook for Preparation of Layout Regulating Plans and Property Development Cards;

5. Codes for up-gradation of Heritage Railway Assets (For full project lifecycle);

With the application of these tools developed by IRSDC/MoR, the availability of public area in Railopolis shall increase, thus making such redeveloped railway stations as true “City Centres.”

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