In a move for the redevelopment of railway stations, the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC) has developed a comprehensive set of handbooks, guidebooks and codes for station redevelopment, including commercial development on railway land on the principles of Transit-Oriented Development (TOD).
According to an official release, the redevelopment of railway stations is a priority agenda of the government that will transform the areas concerned into a ‘Railopolis’ – a mini smart city with mixed-use development where individuals can live, work, play and ride thus attracting huge investment and business opportunities. Also, these redeveloped stations will provide world-class amenities to the passengers and enhance their travel experience.
Considering the guidebook issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), the IRSDC has adopted a form-based codes approach while developing the codes. The IRSDC will be presenting the first of its path-breaking codes/ guidebook/ handbook for the redevelopment of stations along with commercial development on Railway land on April 19 through a national webinar as a part of the stakeholder engagement exercise.
(With inputs from ANI)