India's first AC railway terminal pictures are shared by Railways minister, 4200 sq. meter station building, lavish interiors
Railways minister Piyush Goyal has shared glimpses of the country’s soon to be inaugurated first centralised AC railway terminal in Karnataka. The upcoming state of the art railway terminal in Bengaluru's Baiyappanahalli district.
Goyal tweeted on Thursday and shared photographs of the station, "Have a glimpse of the upcoming Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities".
The Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal railway terminal has seven platforms with escalators and lifts linking each of the platforms for easier passenger movement. A foot over bridge and two subways have also be added for a better connection between the platforms. The 4200 sq. meter station construction, which has cost ₹314 crore, will serve to a daily footfall of 50,000. Fifty trains can be operated from the terminal on a daily basis.
The photos shared by the minister show the luxurious interiors of the railway terminal, railway lines, the stylish and sufficiently broad foot over bridge and the entrance of the terminal. The terminal, built to fit the comfort of Bengaluru airport, will also have a VIP lounge, upper class waiting area, digital real-time passenger details, food court and a water recycling plant with capacity of 400,000 liter.
As many as 250 cars, 900 two-wheelers and 50 auto-rickshaws, including five buses of the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and 20 taxis can be accommodated in the large parking area.
The KSR Bengaluru City and Yeshwantpur terminals are currently operating 164 express trains and 109 pairs of passenger trains, said the Mint, adding the new terminal, approved in 2015-16 is projected to ease out the load and aid South Western Railways in increasing the service of trains from Bengaluru.