Prime Minister Narendra Modi has inaugurated the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal, which boasts airport-like amenities, in Bengaluru. The terminal had been prepared since 2020 however the inauguration was pushed again due to Covid-19 and an absence of connecting roads. The Karnataka authorities opened it for the general public on June 6. Modi, throughout his two-day go to to the state, inaugurated the terminal and different railway infrastructure initiatives.
The terminal at Baiyappanahalli is a results of the Centre’s ambition to modernise railway stations. Indian Railways invested Rs 314 crore within the 4,200-sq metre terminal. Prominent options and companies, which have drawn comparisons with Kempegowda International Airport, embody seven platforms, a completely air-conditioned foyer, parking house for 900 two-wheelers and 250 four-wheelers.
“Sir M Visvesvaraya is India’s first centralised AC Terminal, a benchmark for future Railway terminals. It will meet the future connectivity needs of Bengaluru & promote the city as the epicentre of socio-economic development,” the Union Ministry of Railways tweeted from its official account.
SIR M VISVESVARAYA RAILWAY TERMINAL FEATURES
— The terminal has been named after Bharat Ratna recipient Sir M Visvesvaraya and modelled after the Kempegowda airport. The terminal can cater to 50,000 individuals day by day;
— The station has seven platforms, three pit traces, and eight stabling traces to function 50 trains a day. There are six ticket counters, one devoted to individuals with disabilities;
— The station has spacious parking that may additionally accommodate 50 autorickshaws and 20 cabs and a specialised zone for buses;
— The terminal has a VIP lounge, a ready corridor, and a digital real-time passenger data system. IT additionally boasts a meals court docket and has lifts, ramps, and stairways that connect with the subway, and a foot overbridge;
— Many posters with QR codes have been put up throughout the station to entry signal language movies explaining its infrastructure. It additionally has a number of charging factors at each stage.
SIR M VISVESVARAYA RAILWAY TERMINAL CONNECTIVITY
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation has launched buses to attach the terminal with each nook of the town. The terminal is situated within the neighborhood of Baiyappanahalli metro station on the Purple line.