Gandhinagar Railway and Urban Development Corporation Ltd

A SPV named GARUD has been formed with Equity Contribution of Government of Gujarat (GoG) (74%) and IRSDC (26%) which would work as a Joint Venture Company for redevelopment of Gandhinagar Railway Station, development of Hotel on the Airspace above Railway Station and Management of Mahatma Mandir and Exhibition Centre at Helipad Ground.

The project involves:

  1. Development of a 318 room five star business hotel
  2. Redevelopment of Gandhinagar Railway Station
  3. Approach ramps to the hotel 937 m long and of 22 m height
  4. Construction of 18 m wide underpass connecting East & West of the railway line (Mahatma Mandir and Hotel main entry)
  5. Entire new development of Railway Station and the hotel in airspace is in alignment of the central axis drawn from the Vidhan Sabha of Gujarat.

77 m tall structure with Grand triple heighted reception entry foyer
318 luxury rooms as below:

  • Deluxe Rooms – 152
  • Garden View – 38
  • Central Vista View – 64
  • Club Rooms – 52
  • Executive Suites – 8
  • Presidential Suites – 4
  • Total – 318
  • Meeting rooms – 5 nos
  • Club lounge accommodating party room, lounge area, boardroom, meeting room, dining rooms, lounge seating area
  • Two restaurants / All day dining & Indian restaurant with private dining facilities / one tea lounge
  • Outdoor function area at deck level, first floor level and ninth floor level
  • Ball room of 456 nos capacity and a separate multipurpose hall
  • Salon / fitness centre / SPA
  • Infinity swimming pool
  • Huge Back of house area for services

It is a first-of-its-kind project in the country with an exclusive 5-star Hotel over rail tracks. The Gandhinagar railway station has a column-free platform roof spanning 105 meters, which is the largest in the Indian Railways network.

Railway Station :

Platform Level :

  • 3 platforms
  • 2 escalators, 2 elevators and 2 pedestrian subway connecting all platforms
  • Air-conditioned multipurpose hall with attached bathrooms / Baby feeding room, prayer room and first aid room
  • Double heighted departure hall and booking office
  • Vertical garden and Video wall
  • Facade lighting


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