Lucknow: A small railway station consist of only three platforms is going to be soon convert into big railway terminus as The Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) has transferred 38 acres land to railways.
This will be definitely good news for all Lucknowites as in future many passengers can board trains for Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu from this world class terminus.
Basically, the centre government has given node to develop this present small station in a world class terminus, the project has been pending since for a long time and that too just because of land transferring processes.
Earlier in the year 2014-15 budget the centre has announced to develop this Gomtinagar station as world class terminus. In Year 2015-16 the government has sanctioned Rs 109 crores for allotment of land from LDA to railway.
“Railways received letter from LDA last week to get the registration done. The department got possession long back, around 2001 after partial payment, but now it has been able to pay Rs 18 crore through funds received from the Centre. We will also be able to pay registration amount to LDA in order to begin construction soon,” said officials. Railway officials also confirmed having received letter from LDA.
Union Railway minster Suresh Prabhu on June 10th during his visit to Charbagh railway station has announced that construction work for the terminus will begin with two months.
A public sector undertaking company the National Building Construction Corporation, has agreed to develop the terminus.
Officials said land transfer was the main reason for delay. The new terminus will reduce load at Charbagh and will have facilities of sufficient parking, drinking water, toilets, restaurants, rest rooms, etc.
Trains of both Northern and North Eastern Railway will run from Gomtinagar. It is expected to be boarding station for some trains to Delhi, Mumbai and Jammu.