GANDHINAGAR (Metro Rail News): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate a newly-built five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station on 16th July. The redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station and construction of the five-star hotel started in January 2017 by the Indian Railway Stations Redevelopment Corporation (IRSDC).
Gandhi Nagar Railway Station will have India’s first five-star Hotel built over railway tracks. The luxury hotel will have 318 rooms to be operated by a private entity. It is spread across 7,400 square meters and has been built at a cost of INR 790 Crores. As per media reports, the 5-star hotel will be run by the Leela Group of hotels.
The hotel will host national and international guests who will come to attend seminars and conferences at Mahatma Mandir, a convention centre situated just opposite the property. The redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station will transform the station into a world class 24-hour travel hub.
Railway Board Chairman VK Yadav said that this is a unique model, the design is made in such a way that no vibration or noise from trains on the tracks below will be heard in the hotel.
The 5-star hotel building over railway tracks is one of the tallest buildings in Gandhinagar having height of 76.99 metres with three towers of 9-11-11 floors which will give the impression of petals from an aerial view.
PM Modi will also flag off Gandhinagar-Varanasi weekly superfast train and Gandhinagar Varetha MEMU train. He will also dedicate the newly electrified Mehsana-Varetha broad gauge rail line, which passes through Vadnagar (PM’s hometown) and a 266km stretch between Surendranagar and Pipavav station.