rlda: West Bengal: RLDA invites bids for leasing a vacant land parcel in Asansol

rlda: West Bengal: RLDA invites bids for leasing a vacant land parcel in Asansol

Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited bids for leasing a vacant land parcel of 7500 square metre in the industrial hub of Asansol in West Bengal, for commercial development. The land falls under the Eastern Railway Zone. The reserve price is fixed at Rs 7.6 crore for the land parcel to be leased out for 45 years. The pre-bid meeting was held on September 10 and there was a good response from local and national developers. The deadline for bid submission is October 27, 2021.

The site is bounded by vacant land in the north, railway establishments in the east and the 12 m wide station road in the west. Key landmarks such as Asansol Municipal Building, Pathak Bari and Divisional Railway Hospital lie within a 1 Km radius.

“Asansol is a prominent industrial hub under the Eastern Railway Zone, one of the highest revenue generators for Indian Railways. The site is located on Station Road and is well-connected to prominent transit landmarks such as railway station and bus stand. The proposed development will boost retail and commercial development, generate employment and usher a socio-economic transformation of the region,” said Ved Parkash Dudeja, vice chairman, RLDA.

Asansol is the second largest and most populous city of West Bengal. The Indian Railways were among the first employers in the city. Asansol is a prominent industrial hub and a home to steel, coal and power industries.

The concessionaire will be mandated to carry out development as per local bye-laws and obtain necessary statutory clearances from local development authorities. The site is categorised as Traffic and Transportation under Land Use and Development Control Plan-2025.

RLDA is a statutory authority under the ministry of railways for the development of railway land. It has four key mandates as a part of its development plan, namely leasing commercial sites, colony redevelopment, station redevelopment and multi-functional complexes.

Indian Railways has approximately 43,000 hectares of vacant land across India. RLDA is currently handling 84 railway colony redevelopment projects and has recently leased out 3 railway colonies in Guwahati and Secunderabad for redevelopment. RLDA has over 100 commercial (greenfield) sites across India for leasing, and the eligible developers for each will be selected through an open and transparent bidding process.

RLDA is now working on 112 railway stations in a phased manner. In the first phase, RLDA has prioritised prominent stations like New Delhi, Tirupati, Dehradun, Nellore, Cuttack, Lucknow and Puducherry for redevelopment. The railway stations across India will be redeveloped on a PPP/EPC Model as a part of the government’s Smart City projects.

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