The 4,200sqm attracts the grandeur of the Sir M. Visvesvaraya railway terminal built in Bangalore at a cost of Rs 314 crore. Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has shared a photo of this railway terminal ready for inauguration on Twitter. It will be the first centralized air-conditioned railway terminal in India.
India’s first centralized air-conditioned railway terminal in Bengaluru is ready for inauguration. Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal has shared some pictures of it, which look quite attractive. Named after the Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, this railway terminal located in the Bayappanahalli area of Bengaluru city is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and offers an airport-like glimpse.
South Western Railway had earlier informed that this terminal will be ready by the end of February. Earlier, while publishing the pictures of the terminal, the Railway Minister said on Twitter to have a glimpse of the upcoming Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka, which is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Country’s first centralized AC railway terminal at a glance
This station building has been constructed at a cost of Rs 314 crore in 4,200 sqm. A foot overbridge with two subways will connect all platforms to each other. The terminal has seven platforms besides eight stable lines and three pit lines. 50 trains can be operated from the terminal every day. Escalators and elevators will connect seven platforms to facilitate the movement of passengers.
Design on the lines of the airport
The Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal has been designed on the lines of Bengaluru Airport. It has an upper class waiting room, a VIP lounge with a digital passenger information system and a grand food court. It will also have its own water recycling plant of 4 lakh liters capacity. In the spacious parking area, 250 cars, 900 two-wheelers, 50 autorickshaws, five BMTC buses and 20 taxis can be parked.
Presently 164 pairs of express trains and 109 pairs of passenger trains are being operated from KSR Bengaluru City and Yesvantpur terminals. This new terminal was approved in 2015-16. It is expected that this will help South-Western Railway to operate more trains from Bengaluru.
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