Multi-Functional Complexes at Railway Staitons
It has been planned to construct Multi-functional Complexes (MFCs) at 198 Railway Stations. MFCs aim to provide to rail users facilities like shopping, food stalls/restaurants, book stalls, PCO booths, ATMs, medicine and variety stores, budget hotels, parking facilities etc.
Budget hotels planned at 24 stations are; 1. Alipurduar Junction, 2. Allahabad, 3. Darjeeling, 4. Digha, 5. Guntur, 6. Gwalior, 7. Haldia, 8. Haridwar, 9. Hubli, 10. Indore, 11. Jabalpur, 12. Jammu Tawi, 13. Jodhpur, 14. Kannur, 15. Kozikkode, 16. Kurukshetra, 17. Madurai Junction, 18. New Alipore, 19. Raipur, 20. Rameswaram, 21. Siliguri, 22. Tiruchchirapalli, 23. Udaipur and 24. Visakhapatnam) as a part of MFCs undertaken by M/s IRCON International Ltd. and M/s RITES Ltd.
Required land is generally available for the purpose. In addition, budget hotels may also come up as a part of MFCs through Private sector participation at other locations subject to their commercial viability.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri K. H. Muniyappa in reply to a written question in Lok Sabha today.