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Indian Railways: Jaisalmer station will get heritage look with airport-like facilities, see photos here

After revamping several railway stations across India and brainstorming on the improvement of various stations, Indian Railways has revealed the new design of Jaisalmer Railway Station. Jaisalmer railway station will be given a makeover of Rs 148 crore, under which it will be given a heritage look with airport-like facilities in two years. The strategic and tourism important Jaisalmer railway station is being redeveloped by the construction department of the railways. Indian Railways soon took to Twitter to share the design of the redeveloped Jaisalmer railway station. “Binding Traditional Heritage and Modernity: Proposed Design for Redevelopment of Jaisalmer Railway Station, Rajasthan,” read the tweet.

Along with making Jaisalmer railway station three-storey, heritage look will also be given. The airport will have food courts, well equipped waiting rooms, lifts, escalators, AC and non AC toilets and modern machines for cleaning. Present,” said Divisional Railway Manager Geetika Pandey.

A company from Bikaner has taken the responsibility of completing the modernization work of Jaisalmer railway station. He said that the company has completed all the preparations for the redevelopment of the station.

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The work is likely to start in September this month. Pandey said that the redevelopment of Jaisalmer railway station located in Jodhpur division of North-Western Railway is being done as per the intention of Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav.

The contract for the work has been awarded to Bikaner-based construction company SKT SGCCL (JV), the official said. He said that yellow stone would be used in the construction of the new building. Giving a heritage look to the station building, the identity of Jaisalmer’s art and culture will be maintained with the help of carved windows, lattices, decorative beds, umbrellas, stone fences etc.

(with inputs from PTI)

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