Earlier, the East Coast Railway (ECoR) had set a target to complete the station by the end of 2016, but now it has extended the deadline to May-end.
It will be a multi-storey building and expected to provide an insight into the city’s journey from ancient time to getting the Smart City tag.
The building has a built-up area of around 3.19 lakh sqft and is fit to be converted into the institutional cluster.
The BDA had released Rs 2.49 crore to NICSI to develop the portal.
The popular fair, which reunites publishers, writers and book lovers from across the country, will be held from 4th to 15th January this year.
The Beacon Island is a small rocky outcrop on which Thomas Snodgrass – an Englishman working for the East India Company back in 1791 built a small room and a spire.