Review meeting held on the progress of works
Two important railway infrastructure projects are likely to be commissioned in the next few months in the city.
While the warehouse at the Mysore New Goods Terminal is expected to be handed over to the Railway authorities for commissioning by June 15, civil works for the Multi-Functional Complex (MFC) at the city railway station have been completed. Senior Divisional Commercial Manager Anup Dayanand Sadhu told The Hindu that a review meeting on the progress of works on the warehouse was held here Monday.
The Railways has leased out 20,000 sq metres of land for 30 years for the warehouse being constructed by the Central Warehousing Corporation. It is expected to help Railways provide logistic solutions to the business community, industrialists and other customers for ferrying goods. The memorandum of understanding for the project was signed in October 2009. It has been constructed at a cost of Rs.8 crore.
Mr. Sadhu said a major portion of the work was over and the construction of merchants' room and labourers' room was in progress. Once commissioned, it would have a storage capacity of nearly 12,500 tonnes. Civil works for the MFC at the city railway station have been completed. The MFC was announced in the Railway Budget 2009-10. .
The project aims at providing a one-stop facility for passengers and the work was taken up by IRCON on behalf of the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA). Mr. Sadhu said government land could not be leased without Cabinet approval and hence the RLDA had moved a note to the government on this. “Though there has been some delay in commissioning, the civil works are complete and the MFC at Mysore is most likely to be inaugurated in a few months,” Mr. Sadhu said.
The basic lease agreement will be for 45 years and there will be a book stall, medical store, restaurant, ATM and a general store – each with a 40 sq. metre area. The MFC complex, adjacent to platform number 1, is spread over 700 sq. metres.
Warehouse at the Mysore New Goods Terminal is expected to be commissioned by June 15 Civil works for the Multi-Functional Complex at the city railway station have been completed
Warehouse at the Mysore New Goods Terminal is expected to be commissioned by June 15
Civil works for the Multi-Functional Complex at the city railway station have been completed