India’s first centralized AC railway terminal in Bengaluru
Posted on February 23, 2021 by Ghoomophiro
Bengaluru is now all set to host India’s first centralized AC railway terminal. The Indian Railways is presently working on developing a modern coaching terminal at Baiyappanahalli, Bengaluru, which shall feature all the modern amenities and shall offer you an airport-like feel.
In recent times, the Railway Minister has tweeted on this topic and exclaimed that it shall provide passenger facilities like VIP lounge, food court, and digital real-time passenger information system. It has also been added by the ministry that this is going to be the largest train terminal in India featuring centralized AC and modern amenities. According to the report, the centrally air-conditioned Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru is expected to be inaugurated soon. The terminal shall be handling trains that connect the city with other railway stations throughout the country.
According to the reports, the INR 314 crore building of the station, claiming an area of over 4200 sqm, shall serve nearly 50000 passengers on a daily basis. A foot overbridge along with a pair of subways has been constructed to interconnect all platforms. Apart from the three pit lines and eight stabling lines, seven platforms have been built at the terminal. The terminal shall be operating 50 trains daily. Lifts and escalators have been made functional in this terminal for the movement of the passengers within the platforms.
The huge parking space on the railway terminal shall facilitate 900 two-wheelers, 250 cars, 5 BMTC buses, 50 auto-rickshaws, and 20 cabs.
In a report, it’s been stated that the M Visvesvaraya terminal has been modeled on the basis of Bengaluru airport and shall feature advanced facilities including a lavish food court and a waiting hall. The terminal also possesses a 4 lakh-liter capacity of the water recycling plant.
The construction of the terminal had been sanctioned in the year 2015-16 and was supposed to start operating from December 2018. But, after failing numerous deadlines, the first centralized AC railway terminal of the country is all ready for inauguration very soon.