Terry Farrell and Partners has been appointed as lead consultant for the redevelopment of India’s largest railway station in time for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The scheme, in New Delhi, involves extending the existing 16 platforms in Sir Edwin Lutyens’ station. It also includes a mixed-use scheme on 86ha of surrounding land.

The design will be carried out in Farrell’s Hong Kong office. Arup Hong Kong and Australian practice Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation will be consulting engineers, with Balaji Railroad Systems, of India, and Knight Frank as railway and property consultants.

The Indian Ministry of Railways will invite tenders for the PPP contract.

The station handles 275 trains and 350,000 passengers a day.