The SCR has undertaken the upgradation work on Tirupati railway station to cater to the needs of passengers for the next 40 years.(Representational DC Image).
TIRUPATI: SCR taking measures to complete the project within 33 months by constructing two air concourses connecting all platforms and two station buildings.
The works under the redevelopment project of Tirupati railway station, which have been undertaken at a cost of Rs 300 crore under the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode, are going at a brisk pace with works being monitored at all levels to ensure timely completion of the project.
The South Central Railway (SCR), which is keen on bringing the modernised railway station into use by early 2025, has now commenced the construction of two air concourses connecting both sides of the railway station and all platforms.
The SCR has undertaken the upgradation work on Tirupati railway station to cater to the needs of passengers for the next 40 years. As part of this, a new station building is coming up on the south side of the existing building. After the completion of the geological survey, and setting up of the camp office, concrete lab and storage shed, the remaining works are going in a fast manner.
Arun Kumar Jain, General Manager, SCR, said they taking steps to complete the upgradation works within the targeted time of 33 months, ensuring the least inconvenience to passengers and train movements at the station.
According to him, the foundation works for the new station building have already been completed by using 7,450 cubic meters of concrete while nearly 20 per cent of the work related to centring and shuttering of the basement floor slab was completed.
The new air concourses with 35-m in width to handle both incoming as well as outgoing passengers will connect all the platforms and both sides of the station buildings, he said.