West Bengal among other four states where RLDA invites RFP for development
Kolkata, Oct 22 (UNI) The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for the development and lease of nine Multi-Function Complexes (MFCs)
in West Bengal, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab for 45 years.
The nine plots are spread over areas ranging from 372 square meters to 2350 square meters and are located
in various neighborhoods.
The Multi-Functional Complexes (MFCs) are located close to the respective station complexes and are part of the circulation area of the stations, an RLDA statement said on Saturday.
Station MFCs offer a variety of amenities such as shops, food stalls/restaurants, book kiosks, ATMs, drug and variety stores, budget hotels, parking lots and others amenities similar to rail users.
“Local authority approval is not required to develop MFCs as operational buildings and railways. This is an excellent opportunity for small investors to invest in railway infrastructure that has the potential to create jobs for many people,” the statement said.
“These multifunctional complexes will attract a large number of visitors as they will offer enhanced passenger amenities under one roof, within walking distance of the railway platforms. The complex may include a budget hotel, accommodation and boarding houses, restaurants and stores,” Ved Parkash Dudeja, deputy chairman of the Rail Land Development Authority, said.
Jhargram, Bankura, Krishnanagar, Malda and Dhakuria (Kolkata) are the regions of West Bengal where RLDA has issued the Request for Proposal (RFP).