IRSDC proposes commercial development of 17 of the 21 Railway stations in New Delhi

NEW DELHI: Subject to approval from Railway Board, as many as seventeen stations on New Delhi’s 35km ring rail network could soon get a makeover on the Delhi Division of Northern Railway. A proposal in this regard has been moved by the station development arm of the Indian Railways.

The aim is to commercially develop these stations. The IRSDC is said to have proposed to the Railway Board that it wants to develop 17 of the 21 stations commercially.

The same can be done to generate revenue sources, said the IRSDC, which is also in-charge of redeveloping 600 railway stations across India.

Some of the stations that may get facelift includes Lajpat Nagar, Lodhi Colony, Sarojini Nagar, Safdurjung and Chanakyapuri.

Constructed in 1975, the ring rail links with the 231km Delhi Metro network at seven locations. Officials say this creates a potential for investment. On an everyday basis, the network carries around 4000 people.