RLDA Conducts Online Pre-Bid Meeting for Redevelopment of Dehradun Railway Station

The Rail Land development Authority (RLDA), conducted the online prebid meeting for the redevelopment of the Dehradun railway station amidst lockdown. Over 22 developers including GMR, Omaxe, Experion Developers, I Squared Capital, Adani Road transport Ltd, Mahindra Lifespaces, Pacific Developers, Thoth Infra, participated in the meeting.

“The Dehradun station will be developed on PPP (Public-Private Partnership) model by leveraging the real state potential of available land surrounding the station,” said Ved Parkash Dudeja, Vice Chairman, RLDA. This RFQ was invited by RLDA during lockdown on April 13, and the bid submission date is June 5.

The total area of land under consideration is about 25 acre wherein about half the land is allocated for railway mandatory development such as station building and railway passenger amenities including offices and the remaining 50% land will be allocated for real estate development.

In the real estate component 40% built-up area will be allocated to the housing project and 60% built-up area will be allocated to commercial components such as mall, hotel, retails, multi-level parking, and office space. The railway station will be developed under the PPP model and the railway station’s mandatory cost will be Rs 125 crore.

Various queries of developers were addressed during online pre-bid meeting and also for any further query, developers were requested to send emails so that RLDA can reply to them accordingly. Main queries were related to EIA approval, tree cutting permissions, and approval of plans which were explained by the authorities during the conference.

RLDA has an MOU with Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority (MDDA) for re-development of Dehradun station, wherein, work of master planning, bid processing and construction supervision for this project is assigned to MDDA. During the meeting, VC, MDDA told that MDDA will facilitate approval of all requisite plans expeditiously to give a kick start to the project so that aim of completion of mandatory development of a station in 3 years is achieved.

After, finalization of eligible developers (bidders) through RFQ, request for proposal (RFP) will be floated by RLDA sometimes in July2020. Thereafter, a concession the agreement will be signed between developers and authority (RLDA) before taking up the physical construction of the Project.