As part of Indian Railways’ project of redeveloping stations across the national transporter’s network in the country, the nodal agency has formulated a first-of-its-kind ‘form-based codes’ for the commercial development of railway land. The Indian Railways Station Development Corporation or IRSDC, responsible for executing the station redevelopment project, has adopted the form-based codes approach, as per the guidebook issued by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. (Also Read: Bids Open For New Delhi Station Redevelopment: Adani, GMR, Others In Fray )
According to a statement shared by the organisation, the move is aimed at railway land or railway station areas into Railopolis, based on the principles of transit-oriented development (TOD). The form-based codes approach is simply a set of a comprehensive set of codes, norms, and guidelines prepared by the nodal organisation to plan station redevelopment and regulating commercial development of railway land.