Soon, Odisha’s Bhubaneswar railway station and the area around it will be developed into a world-class, swanky multi-modal transportation hub. Conceptualized as a swanky infrastructure project, the entire redevelopment exercise will upgrade the Bhubaneswar railway station and the area around it into a transport hub that matches global standards and offers seamless connectivity between different modes of travel.
The Bhubaneswar railway station redevelopment project will be carried out jointly by the Ministry of Railways and the Odisha state government, adopting the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. The Odisha government is also planning to develop the adjoining area of the station into a multi-modal transport hub under the Smart City Mission. The project will be divided into two phases and is expected to be completed in three years.
The sum invested by Indian Railways will be used for the construction of two additional lines with one platform, an extension of foot over bridges, full cover shed and all modern passenger amenities. While the amount of Rs 60 crore invested by the state government will be used for the construction of the new station building.