India’s first international train terminal is due to be completed by 2025

Indian Railways is modernizing the new Jalpaiguri Railway Station in West Bengal to provide better, additional and upgraded amenities for passengers.

It will be the country’s first international terminus. It will also include a terminal for the World Heritage listed Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).

The modernization works have already started and are estimated to cost Rs. 334.72 crore.

New Jalpaiguri station falls under the jurisdiction of the Katihar Division of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) zone.

It is one of the largest and busiest train stations in the NFR zone. It serves as a crucial point for all Northeastern states.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the groundwork for the facelift on December 30, 2022.

This station has completed several infrastructure works, including the foundation of the sub-station and Arrival-1 building, laying of UTS with passenger protection system (PRS) and MCO office, pouring of test pile for elevated road, etc. Commissioning of construction office and conference room.

Deutsche Bahn aims to complete all expansion work by 2025.

The total built-up area of ​​the station will be around 37,000 square meters.

The authorities are designing the station to offer passengers an airport-like feel and comfort.

The upgraded station will feature state-of-the-art amenities such as a large covered parking lot, an air-conditioned lobby, 24-hour electricity, a high-speed escalator, elevators, offices, shops, drinking water, an airport concourse and hotels.

To make the station more accessible for Divyang residents, the railways will install 12 escalators and 10 elevators. We plan to increase security by placing CCTV cameras at various locations on the premises

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