India’s first 5-star hotel atop railway track in Gandhinagar, Gujarat

The Indian Railways is all set to redevelop the Gandhinagar Railway Station in Gujarat to bring in a five-star hotel that will sit on top of the railway tracks, which falls under the Western Railway zone of Indian Railways. The Gandhinagar Capital station in Gujarat has been upgraded by Indian Railways and will be equipped with world-class modern passenger amenities.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will virtually inaugurate a newly-built five-star hotel atop the redeveloped Gandhinagar railway station on Friday at 4 pm. The redevelopment of Gandhinagar railway station and construction of the five-star hotel started in January 2017 by the Indian Railway Stations Redevelopment Corporation (IRSDC).The luxury hotel, having 318 rooms and to be operated by a private entity, is spread across 7,400 square meters and has been built at a cost of Rs 790 crore. The hotel will host national and international guests who will come to attend seminars and conferences at Mahatma Mandir, a convention centre situated just opposite the property. The 5-star hotel building over railway tracks is one of the tallest buildings in Gandhinagar having 76.99 metres height with three towers of 9-11-11 floors arranged in triquetra shape symbolizing ‘Trinity form’. The newly redeveloped Gandhinagar Capital Railway Station, Gujarat will provide an enhanced experience to passengers with special theme based lighting.