Earlier, Railways had invited bids for the expansion of Mysuru Railway Station at a cost of Rs. 346 Crores.
Member of Parliament Mysuru, Shri Pratap Simha, chaired a Gati Shakti Review Meeting today at his office on 4-10-2023.
During the meeting, the Railway officials informed the MP that eleven participants have bid for the railway station expansion project. Furthermore, they informed the MP that the technical and financial evaluation of the bidders will be completed before the end of November 2023. The MP directed railway officials to finalise the bidders as early as possible and commence the work from December 2023.
The foundation stone for the expansion and development of Mysuru railway station and Naganahalli was laid by the Honourable Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, on June 20, 2022. The project has been fast-tracked under the Central Government’s PM Gati Shakti initiative.
Development of Mysuru railway station under Gati Shakti
Considering the current saturation of the Mysuru railway yard, resulting in constrained operations, the proposed plan of the railways takes on great significance. So, to realise the full benefits of track doubling between Mysuru & Bengaluru the end terminals need to have adequate berthing infrastructure. Not having enough berthing space is one of the main reasons why trains bound to Mysuru and Bengaluru junctions end up waiting for the platform long outside and also limiting the addition of new services.
The railway authorities plan to relocate the railway staff quarters located adjacent to the yard for the expansion of the city railway station
RFP for Mysuru Railway Station Development initiated
The Ministry of Railways initiated the RFP (Request for Proposal) process for the development of Mysuru Railway Station a few months back.The RFP includes civil, electrical, railway electrification, and signal & telecom works through an Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) contract.
The advertised value of the project is Rs 346.64 Crores, and the completion period for this project is set at 36 months.
Mysuru Railway Station Expansion Project
The project includes the construction of the following infrastructure:
- A new 3rd Entry/Exit is proposed at the junction of Vani Vilas Road and KRS Road/Princess Road.
- Three new platforms will be built, including:
- Platform 7 & 8 (Island Platforms) with a length of 665 meters and a width of 10.5 meters.
- Platform 9 (Dead End Platform) with a length of 563 meters and a width of 15 meters.
- Development of four pit lines with lengths of 550 meters, 600 meters, 599 meters, and 580 meters.
- Construction of an additional four stabling lines with lengths of 716 meters, 629 meters, 585 meters, and 595 meters.
- Installation of one shunting neck with a length of 625 meters, which includes provision for an Automatic Coach Washing Plant.
- Extension of the existing Foot Overbridge (FOB)/SkyWalk to connect all nine platforms.
The current Mysuru Junction already has the following existing facilities:
- 6 Platforms
- 4 Pit Lines
- 4 Stabling Lines
- 4 Sick Lines (2 of which have IOH Sheds)
- 1 Extra Siding
- 1 VIP Siding
- 1 Parcel Siding
- 1 New Stabling Line
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Recent Railway Infrastructure Development in Mysuru
Indian Railways has undertaken railway infrastructure projects at Belagula and Ashokapuram Railway stations.
The Railways has completed the remodelling of the Belagula railway station yard. The remodelling included the addition of an extra platform and two stabling lines.
At Ashokapuram Railway station, a series of development initiatives are in progress. These include the construction of two new platforms (PF4 and 5) and One stabling lines (including two exclusive coach shorting lines reserved for the Mysuru Railway workshop). An existing footover bridge is being extended to serve all platforms. A new second entry towards the Srirampura side has been constructed.
Additionally, plans are in motion for the expansion of Naganahalli railway station, aimed at providing maintenance facilities for Train-sets and EMUs. Railways have finalised 1:4 price to acquire the required land for the project as against 1:3 price.