In a strategic transfer geared toward diversifying income streams, Central Railway (CR) has unveiled an formidable plan for the institution and operation of pre-fabricated Cine Domes at its 4 stations together with Dombivli, Khopoli, Juchandra, and Igatpuri. This groundbreaking initiative falls below the Non-Fare Income (NFR) Incomes mannequin and is ready to span a formidable 10-year interval.
The Cine Dome tender, scheduled to open on November 23, marks a pivotal second within the CR’s dedication to redefining railway stations as multifaceted hubs. “Past conventional fare income, the forward-thinking strategy goals to supply leisure choices for commuters whereas producing sustainable revenue for the railway infrastructure” mentioned an official of CR.
“These modern Cine Domes are poised to supply a particular and fascinating expertise, not solely contributing to income development but in addition enhancing the general passenger journey. The undertaking underscores Central Railway’s proactive efforts to modernize railway infrastructure, aligning it with evolving client expectations” he mentioned.
In response to CR, below the Non-Fare Income (NFR) Incomes mannequin, the proposed Cine Domes will perform as full-fledged cinemas, showcasing a variety of content material, together with newest film releases, documentaries, and extra. Importantly, the absence of everlasting buildings ensures flexibility, with the licensee bearing the duty for establishing, operation, upkeep, and administration of the Pre-Fabricated Cine Domes.
“The licensee will submit an in depth structure plan/design for approval inside 30 days of the Letter of Award (LOA), with the railway retaining the appropriate to advise adjustments as essential. Crowd administration stays the only real duty of the licensee, emphasizing a seamless and safe expertise for guests” mentioned an official.
The entire space allotted for every location is roughly 5000 sq.ft at every stations with reserve costs every year Rs. 47,85,400/- for Dombivli, Rs. 35,82,000 Juchandra, Rs. 17,10,400/ for Igatpuri and Rs. 23,31,100 for Khopoli.
“Central Railway’s pursuit of financial sustainability via such ventures highlights a progressive strategy to railway growth, setting the stage for transformative adjustments within the passenger expertise and income panorama,” mentioned Shivraj Manaspure, chief public relations officer of the CR.