The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the redevelopment of the Delhi Cantonment Railway Station. The station will be redeveloped for Rs 335 crore and work is expected to be completed in 30 months from the award of the tender, RLDA sources said.
It may be noted that the Delhi Cantt railway station was built in 1914 and used to serve primarily the cantonment area. With time, people settled around the army premises resulting in increased footfalls. The station needs a revamp to meet the renewed demand.
Local residents said that the station lacks proper walkways and people cross the tracks to reach the platform. While there stands a renovated building attached to platform 1, the station has no fencing from the platform 4 side, thus exposing the station area to nearby shanties and vegetable markets, they said.