National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) commenced the process of development of its ambitious project the Inter Modal Station (IMS) project planned at Ajni Railway Station.As per information, NHAI floated Request for Qualification (RFQ) proposal during last month and pre-bid meeting was held at its Delhi headquarters and bids have to be submitted by July 15.
As per NHAI calculation, the project cost is pegged at Rs 1053.38 crore and it is to be developed on engineering procurement construction (EPC) mode over 2.5 years period. The project envisages centralised and integrated facility where in people can look forward to entire travel needs in one place. IMS would have facility of bus bays for private players, city bus service,a metro station,it is nearing completion, and railway station that is planned to be upgraded as Satellite station. NHAI has earmarked about Rs. 1100 crores for the project and sought funds from World Bank. Rest of money would be sought from local bodies and State Government.
The project envisages a multi-level parking, about 3600 cars can be parked,and 400 busbays, plus commercial shops in the vicinity.Apart from the main IMS terminal building, Railway station building and related amenities, transit platforms (FOBs), subways, internal roads, landscaping, internal and external utility infrastructure including Mechanical, Electrical & water works, would be taken-up for development through EPC contract.