Jamshedpur : Railways will soon take up construction of a massive ‘Yatri Nivas’ at Tatanagar as part of its pronged scheme — to take up expansion work in the railway station to meet the increasing train traffic density and to improve the passenger amenities in tune with the growing influx. The proposed Yatri Nivas will be coming up near railway station.
The Railways, has decided to set up budget hotels in Howrah, Sealdah, Darjeeling, New Jalpaiguri, Gaya, Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Visakhapatnam and Tatanagar though the private-public partnership (PPP) route in the next two years. Plans include offering space at railway stations and land owned by Indian Railways to private parties. “The entities will construct the hotel on a lease basis for 30 years following which, the lease may be renewed,” said senior officials.
According to information, a team of officials from Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) in New Delhi has already identified the site for setting up the facility keeping in view the convenience of the passengers. The proposed hotel or Yatri Niwas will come up at the railway land opposite Tatanagar station along the Station-Parsudih Road presently having a lines of eateries set up on encroached land.
Sources informed that the Chakradharpur railway division has already cleared a portion of its land from the encroachment and the work for the facility will start once the rest of the eateries are removed.
Meanwhile, the budget hotels will try and attract passengers travelling by rail and IRCTC intends to open such hotels in two years. Here, the private party offers a licence fee to IRCTC on a yearly basis and they make additional investments in setting up hotel infrastructure.
It will offer the customers 109 ‘Smart Basic’ rooms and a plethora of additional facilities. A guest at the hotel will have the facilites of a well fitted orange and blue theme rooms with LCD TVs, posturepedic mattresses, anti-allergy pillows, tropical duvets, Smart Bev Tea Coffee Maker, complimentary bottles of water and an access card to enter the room.
In order the ensure availability of land recently the five decades old famous eating point near Tatanagar railway station was razed during an anti-encroachment drive carried out jointly by the railway and the local police. ‘Hotel Krishn’ set up over 50 years ago was taken after a court ordered for vacating the railway land.
The decision was taken after court order from the Jamshedpur civil court. The South Eastern Railway authorities led an anti-encroachment drive to vacate the premises.