Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station sets a benchmark for others to follow
The redeveloped station has been designed to handle 1,500 passengers in peak hour. With the concourse, the capacity will go up to 2,200 passengers in the peak hour.
Indian Railways has made a giant leap in Station Redevelopment program as Gandhinagar Capital Railway station is set to offer modern services to the Nation. Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi has recently inaugurated the newly developed Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station.
The station is future ready, and the concourse will be used for departing passengers when the passenger numbers increase at the station. However, in the near future, it is planned to open retail, food and entertainment outlets in this area to serve the demands of the passengers as well as the local population. Market players such as Big Bazaar and Shopper’s Stop have also shown interest in opening their mini outlets making it convenient for the passengers and local population to shop at the station. The redeveloped station will function like a “city center rail mall” where travel will be one of the several functions that it will serve.
The station is equipped with modern facilities like ample waiting spaces, through column less roof to provide protection against sun/rain etc., air-conditioned multipurpose waiting hall, baby feeding room, improved signages and modern toilets, interfaith prayer room for the common man. Other amenities like the art gallery, theme façade lighting, etc. will provide additional attractions which will not only enhance passenger satisfaction but will also prove to be a matter of pride for all as this station can boast of many firsts in the country. Without the concourse, the redeveloped station has been designed to handle 1,500 passengers in peak hour. With the concourse, the capacity will go up to 2,200 passengers in the peak hour.
The station aims to conserve the natural built environment, through use of sustainable materials like Portland Pozzolana Cement, fly ash bricks etc. and reducing the water, electricity requirements through energy efficient designs, rain water harvesting and recycling of water.
Daily changeable theme-based lighting with 32 themes is one of the key highlights of the Gandhinagar station which is the first ever on Indian Railways. The concept behind the theme lighting as planned for Gandhinagar Railway Station is to use the redeveloped station as a big canvas. The LED lights are designed to change the hues everyday to add “colour to concrete” & bring life to the building after sunset. The dancing lights shall be used to make the place as a destination for common man. When the facade lighting on the station will interact with the DandiKuteer situated opposite the railway station, with one of the tallest building in Ahmedabad/ Gandhinagar area at 77m in the backdrop, it will be a sight to behold.
The people of Gandhinagar, and tourists who visit DandiKuteer, will be able to enjoy in the outdoor ambience from the green belt created in the circulating area of the redeveloped station.
Salient Features of newly developed Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station include:-
- Spacious Entrance Lobby with Ticketing facility
- State of the Art External Façade & landscaping
- Theme-based Lighting
- Dedicated Exclusive Art Gallery with live LED Wall
- Display Lounge
- Centralized AC multipurpose waiting lounge
- Escalators & Lifts and
- Facilities for Divyangjans
- Inter-Faith Prayer Hall,
- Air conditioned Baby Feeding Room etc.
- Waiting Hall at platforms for around 500 passengers
- Platforms well connected with Sub-ways, adequate parking facilities
For more information visit: ww.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/