Sanchi railway station in the near future will be equipped with various amenities for passengers. The station will be developed by Indian railways as a multi-functional complex (MFC). The railways will develop multi-functional complexes at 21 railway stations across the count y with an eye on earning more revenue from its vast vacant plots of land. Sanchi in Bhopal railway division is among them. Rewa railway station is another station that will be developed as a MFC in the state. Both come under West Central Railway (WCR) zone. Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA), a wing of the ministry of railways, will develop MFCs.
They will include facilities such as shops, food stalls, restaurants, book stalls, ATMs, pharmacies, phone-booths, variety stores, budget hotels and vehicle parking. RLDA has also invited bids for construction of MFCs. Last date for bidding for Sanchi and Rewa stations is November 13. The land is being offered for commercial development for 45 years.
Public relations officer (PRO) Bhopal division KK Dubey said railways was keen on putting vast expanse at and near railway stations to commercial use for better revenue. Other surplus railway land for commercial development will also be offered for bidding for leasing up to 30 to 45 years by the railways. 26 OCT 2014 / Bhopal.