Darshana Jardosh, the Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles, stated on Thursday that while Udhna station will be developed like an airport terminal with all facilities, it will be the country’s first multi-modal station.
After visiting both the railway stations, the minister told media persons: “Surat station will be the country’s first multi-modal railway station, which will connect to Railways, GSRTC, city bus terminal station and the Metro. The new building of Surat station will also give a boost to economic activity and become a centre of business.”
On Udhna station, Jardosh said, “It will be developed like an airport terminal at a cost of Rs 200 crore. An elevated concourse will be built near platform 1. Once passengers enter the station, they will directly reach the concourse, which will lead them to the platforms. The concourse will comprise escalator, lift and food court, among others.”
The project will be finished by 2024, she added.