Kolkata: The Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for the development and leasing of nine multifunctional complexes ( MFCs)
in West Bengal, Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab for 45 years.
The nine plots are spread over areas of 372 square metres to 2350 square metres and are located in various districts.
The multifunctional complexes (MFCs) are located near the respective station complexes and are part of the railway stations’ circulating area, a RLDA statement said on Saturday.
The MFCs at railway stations offer a variety of amenities such as shopping, food stalls/restaurants, book stalls, ATMs, medicine and variety stores, budget hotels, parking spaces, and other similar amenities to rail users.
” Local authority approval is not required to develop MFCs being Operational Building & Railways. This is an excellent opportunity for small investors to invest in Railway Infrastructure which has a potential to create employment for many persons,” said the statement.
“These multifunctional complexes will garner a large number of visitors as they will offer enhanced passenger amenities under one roof, within walking distance of railway platforms. The complex may include budget hotel, lodging and boarding facilities, restaurants, and shops”, Ved Parkash Dudeja, Vice Chairman of the Rail Land Development Authority, said.
Jhargram, Bankura, Krishnanagar, Malda and Dhakuria ( Kolkata) are the areas in West Bengal where the RLDA has issued the request for proposal (RFP).