Surat to get India’s first MMTH by 2026, phase-1 work begins

The station will be developed on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) model


Surat (Gujarat): The construction of the first phase of India’s first multi-modal transportation hub (MMTH) has been kickstarted in Surat with the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) approving the Rs 878 crore worth of tender on November 30.

According to the information given by RLDA, the station is envisioned as a multi-modal transportation hub (MMTH) and is being developed in three phases. The first phase of work involving the fabrication, cement blocks, etc., has started at the Surat railway station. The station will be developed on Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) model with the project completion target set for four years i.e 2026.

Union Minister of State for Railways and Textiles, Darshana Jardosh in her video message said, “Surat will have India’s first MMTH project. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of the project and the tender worth Rs 878 crore has been approved. The first phase work has begun at the railway station and all three phases are likely to be completed by 2026”

The total area for the development of Surat MMTH is 3.31 lakh square meters. In the first phase of construction of the east side station building, the west side station building and concourses and work in the platform area has been taken up along with ISBT.

The Surat MMTH will be universally accessible coupled with skywalks, lounges, medical room, and retail spaces among others for the convenience of the travelers. The station will be well integrated with the GSRTC bus station, metro station, BRTS and city bus services, and other public modes of transportation.

After the redevelopment work is completed, travelers will be able to switch from one mode of transport to another seamlessly. The project will further strengthen Surat’s economy and boost its tourism potential. The station will be developed in line with global standards to provide world-class amenities to travellers.