Nashik Divisional Railway Manager Vivek Kumar Gupta has ordered the Nashik Road railway station officials to carry out a survey and submit the report about redevelopment of the station on grounds of Habibganj and other stations through which the railways will explore possibilities of earning non-fare revenue.
“From Central Railway we have proposed Nashik Road railway station for the modernization programme under which not only the station will get an airport-like look, but it will also have commercial establishments placed in the vertical layers of the station,” Gupta said.
After the completion of station redevelopment survey and submission of plan for Nashik Road, the plan will be forwarded to the Indian Railways Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) that will consider the project.
“The current building is very old and apart from the railway building there is nothing there. Since we have a chance for vertical growth and also lot of space that can be explored, we are looking for a public private partnership here,” Gupta said.
Another senior official said a large section of the railway officials will be moved to the eastern side of the station from the current western and city-side. Only direct public access establishments will remain where they are currently located. “The parcel office along with the parking can be moved towards Nashik East/Sinnar-side. The parcel area has two dedicated tracks for movement of goods and these will also be shifted to the east-side, along with the Railway Protection Force (RPF) office and others. While the ticket booking offices will remain as it is, the entire structure could be re-developed,” the official said.