Indian Railways’ (IR), Asia’s oldest1, the world’s second largest under one management2 and the world’s fourth largest 3(after USA, Russia and China) under any form of management, second only to that of China. IR network comprises about 8500 stations, runs nearly 21000 trains, serves around 2.3 crore passengers and transports 30 lakh tons of freight per day 4.Operations of the Indian Railways (IR) are overseen by Ministry of Railways (MoR), Government of India (GoI) and 16 Zonal Railways.
IR seeks to transform the design, functionality, operation and maintenance of railway stations to create modern, integrated, seamless transportation hubs and lively urbanspaces.IR has entrusted Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC), a deemed govt. company , with this mammoth task.
IRSDC in partnership with MyGov, is launching a first-of-its-kind idea crowdsourcing competition– SRIJAN(Station Rejuvenation Initiative by Joint Action) to invite innovative, scalable, low-cost and high-impact ideas (ideally, retrofits minimizing significant construction work and/or capital cost unless justified by the value proposition) from stakeholders for upgrading the look and feel of the railway stations and thereby transform the functional utility, raise the revenue generation capacity and lower operations and maintenance cost of railway stations in the IR network.
‘SRIJAN’ is an unprecedented opportunity, as arguably, it shall be the world’s largest-ever transit-oriented-development and multi-modal-integration station development initiative encompassing more than 600 stations, to begin with. The winners shall receive letters of commendation, and due credits shall be given when the idea is implemented.
Further, the participants shortlisted in ‘SRIJAN’ may be given the opportunity to professionally associate with IRSDC.
IRSDC guiding principles of station redevelopment are the 7 ‘C’s Shown in Figure
Participants may be guided by the tag cloud in Figure as indicative of the vision of SRIJAN.
Important notes : Multiple entries are accepted.
Important notes : participants should explore possibilities of efficient implementation and scalability.
Anybody can participate in this contest.
The data may not be complete.
Participants may write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, www.facebook.com/IRSDC, www.twitter.com/irsdcinfo .
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The participants of ‘SRIJAN’ shall ask themselves the following questions to determine their best idea and put their best foot forward:
Does the idea deliver measurable benefits? How distinctive are the benefits? What is the quantum of measurable benefits that it has relative to other ideas or to other commercial available alternatives?
Is the idea low on costs of implementation (capital, running etc.)relative to ideas of other participants or to other alternatives?
Is the idea distinct and innovative? Is the approach fresh? Does the idea address a challenge at the station in a unique way? Is it differentiated from other ideas?
A panel of jury formed by IRSDC shall be of eminent experts from various fields related to a railway station.