The Allahabad junction would soon have a state-of-the-art multifunctional complex for the convenience of passengers. The construction is on under the supervision of Indian Railways Construction Company (IRCON). 

The foundation of the complex was laid last year and the construction is expected to be over by year end. 

The Rs four crore complex is coming up near the newly constructed foot-over-bridge on the Civil Lines side of Allahabad junction. 

The complex will have like ATMs, showrooms, food stalls/ restaurants, book stalls, merchant stores, etc. 

Railways introduced the concept of multifunctional complex at railway stations in 2009-10 for providing facilities to passengers at one centralised complex. It was also aimed at improving and upgrading the existing amenities in cities having tourist and religious importance. 

Under the programme, 86 multifunctional complex would be developed by railways across the country through private parties as part of the second phase of the MFC project announced in the Railway Budget 2010-11. 

A multifunctional complex is a win-win model for Indian Railways, passengers and developers. Railways will get the passenger facilities developed with no burden on government. Further, it will generate additional revenue. Passengers will get easy market facilities while developers would get assured market and opportunity from such projects.