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. Updated: 19 Feb 2021, 12:12 AM IST
- Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared glimpses of India’s first centralised AC railway terminal at Bengaluru
- The upcoming Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities
As India’s first centralised AC railway terminal at Bengaluru is all set to be inaugurated, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today shared a few pictures of it and they look stunning.
The railway terminal at the city’s Baiyappanahalli area, named after Bharat Ratna Sir M. Visvesvaraya, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and claims to have an airport-like aura. South Western Railways had earlier informed that the terminal would be ready by the end of February.
Earlier in the day, publishing the pictures of the terminal, the Railway Minister took to Twitter to say: Have a glimpse of the upcoming Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.
Take a look at India’s first centralised AC railway terminal at Bengaluru’s Baiyappanahalli
The ₹314-crore station building of 4,200 sqm will cater to a daily footfall of 50,000. A foot over-bridge along with two subways will link all platforms. The terminal has seven platforms apart from eight stabling lines and three pit lines. Every day, 50 trains can be operated from the terminal. The escalators and lifts will connect seven platforms to facilitate passenger movement.
Sir M. Visvesvaraya terminal which is said to be designed in the lines of Bengaluru airport will have an upper-class waiting hall, a VIP lounge with a digital real-time passenger information system, and a lavish food court. It will also have its own water recycling plant of 4 lakh-litre capacity
The sprawling parking area would be able to accommodate as many as 250 cars, 900 two-wheelers, 50 autorickshaws, five BMTC buses and 20 cabs.
Currently, 164 pairs of express trains and 109 pairs of passenger trains are being operated from KSR Bengaluru City and Yeshwantpur terminals. The new terminal, which was sanctioned in 2015-16, is expected to help SWR operate more trains from Bengaluru.