India’s 1st AC Railway Terminal -M VISVESVARAYA Terminal

India’s 1st AC Railway Terminal

  • On Saturday, The Union Railway Minister “Piyush Goyal” said that, The country’s first centralised air-conditioned railway terminal would be operational soon in Bengaluru 
  • The Terminal “Named after one of the foremost civil engineers, Bharat Ratna “Sir M Visvesvaraya” Piyush Goyal Confirmed this via his tweet.

  • According to railway officials, the new coach terminal was planned at Baiyappanahalli in the city to meet the demand to introduce more express trains connecting Bengaluru.
  • This terminal Built at an estimated cost of Rs 314 crore.
  • it was supposed to be opened by February-end but due to certain reasons, it was put on hold.
  • Once this terminal is ready to operational, more long distance trains from Bengaluru to other Cities like Mumbai and Chennai and also trains connecting Bengaluru to all districts within Karnataka can be run, the officer said, adding the terminal would help decongest KSR Bengaluru and Yesvantpur stations in the city.
  • A modern station building with centralised air-conditioning and airport like faade has been constructed.
  • The station building is of 4,200 square metre covered area to cater to daily footfalls of 50,000.
  • The terminal has seven platforms
  • Apart from eight stabling lines and three pit lines enabling the terminal to operate 50 trains daily.
  • Terminal has a grand canopy over the station building concourse on the lines of Bengaluru International Airport.
  • It has a fully air-conditioned entrance lobby and a well- marked parking space for four-wheelers and two-wheelers with a capacity of 250 and 900 respectively.
  • it has an upper-class waiting hall and reserved (VIP) lounge, food court, escalators, lifts connecting all platforms to facilitate passenger movement to all seven platforms, foot-over-bridge connecting all platforms, along with two subways.

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