Srirangam railway station is all set to get a facelift under Amrit Bharat Station Scheme.
Work on the redevelopment of the station at an estimated cost of ₹6.18 crore has begun following the award of the contract, the Southern Railway has said.
According to official sources, the redevelopment of Srirangam station envisages significant improvement of passenger amenities. The plan includes renovation of the entrance archway, concourse, waiting hall, ticket counters and the VIP lounge.
“The platforms will receive significant attention, with the addition of benches, water supply and shelters to ensure a comfortable and pleasant experience for travellers,” an official said.
The facade of the station will undergo a transformation to make it impressive. With the temple town attracting a large number of visitors from various parts of the country and abroad, a “feel good” atmosphere is sought to be created by elevating the overall ambience of the station, the official said.
A new porch will be constructed and along with the entrance arch, they would add elements of grandeur to the façade. The redeveloped station will have a selfie point. Parking space will be developed and the circulating area with landscaping will add to the aesthetic appeal.
LED lights would be used throughout the station building to provide better illumination and reduce the consumption of power. “Sustainable practices will be adopted. The redesign and modernisation, along with well-designed passenger amenities, and inter-modal integration, will improve the overall travel experience of passengers,” the official said.
Welcoming the initiative, Suresh Venkatachalam, president of Srirangam Nagara Nala Sangam, however, hoped that the project would include the extension of shelter for the entire length of the platforms, especially on platform 2.