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Lalu wants Patna station to be world class

patna Updated: Jul 09, 2007 17:37 IST

Union Railway Minister Lalu Prasad is eyeing to turnaround Patna railway station into a world class site.

Global tenders have been invited by the Railway ministry, which has embarked on the ambitious project after winning laurels over turnaround of the Railways.

The proposed project is to re-develop the station and its surrounding areas into a world class station with superior services for passengers as also superior train operation and maintenance facilities.

It also envisages new community space for public, better mobility for road transport, modern office space and high quality residential accommodation for railway staff.

The proposal is part of the Railways plans to redevelop major stations into world class station benchmarked with the world's best stations.

These projects are to be executed with private sector partnership by leveraging the real estate development potential in the space above the station and on railway land around the station.

The construction, maintenance and management of facilities at these stations are proposed to be done on Design, Build, Finance and Operate (DBFO) basis.