Muzaffarpur Junction, which is an A1 category railway station in the Sonpur Division of East Central Railway is soon going to be developed as a World Class Station.
To develop the Junction as a world class station, the Railway Land Development Authority (RLDA) has invited the proposal for consultancy till January 29, 2021. Earlier also the Authority invited the agency to submit their proposal for consultancy till October 12, 2020, however, due to lockdown and other technical reasons the same was not completed.
Once the RLDA selects the agency, then I think the redevelopment work of the station will be started. Under the Station Redevelopment Program, the Centre has provisioned Rs. 110 crore for the station.
For now we don’t know much about the things that are to be redeveloped in the station but it is said, there will be an expansion of many type of passenger facilities that includes Multi-Functional Complex, Multi Story Parking, The Transformation of Old Building to a New Building, The Circulating Area on the side of the station is to be developed as safe zone and so on.
Also, Once the Junction will be redeveloped as the World Class Station, the Junction walls will be engraved with the pictures of Shahi Litchi and Mithila Paintings.
Why is the Junction to be developed as a World Class Station?
Well, those of you who might think, Why is the Junction to be developed as the World Class Station? Let me tell you, the Muzaffarpur Junction is amongst the top hundred booking stations in Indian Railway. Also, it is the highest revenue generating station under the Sonpur Division.