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PM inaugurates Gomti Nagar railway station

PM inaugurates Gomti Nagar railway station

On February 26, 2024, the Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi used a video conference to officially open the Gomti Nagar Railway Station in Lucknow.

The mixed-use project, recently redeveloped by international architecture and design firm CP Kukreja Architects, incorporates a 40-acre commercial land parcel with the existing train station infrastructure, which is a built-up area of 20 acres.

“Owing to the station’s proximity to the city centre and its strategic location in Gomti Nagar, the up-and-coming commercial and IT heart of Lucknow city, the station is reimagined as an integrated, mixed-use development,” says Dikshu C. Kukreja, Managing Principal at CP Kukreja Architects and Honorary Consul General for the Republic of Albania. “The presence of such a complex will not only improve the region’s transport connectivity but also boost the economy of the region.”

The project is built on a self-financing redevelopment concept, which implies that the expenses of renovating and upgrading the railway infrastructure will be covered by the profits from the commercial development.

Gomti Nagar Railway Station _ ACE

“The design ensures efficient connectivity between the station building and the retail complex so that the passengers can easily walk from shopping and office areas into the railway station and vice versa. This allows them to enjoy entertainment spaces, kiosks and retail shops while making their way in or out,” adds Kukreja.

The station’s overall layout is intended to provide hassle-free circulation. To distinguish between the flows of passengers coming on the ground floor and those exiting on the first floor, the arrival and departure terminals have been divided vertically. By doing this, the station will be freed from the usual obstacles brought on by passengers moving across each other at train stations.

The façade honours the history and culture of the city by fusing modern and traditional Awadhi architecture. The exterior is enhanced with arches that are embellished with jaalis, which are conventional perforated screens. These arches, which run the whole length of the facade, are structural components that support the integrity and strength of the building. The station’s roof is curved and coated with photovoltaic cells for solar power generation, a nod to the domes of Lucknow’s traditional architecture.

For more info visit: https://www.cpkukreja.com/

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