Bengaluru: Yesvantpur station upgraded at Rs 12 crore, wider roads, new passenger amenities launched


The South Western Railways lately upgraded Bengaluru metropolis’s second busiest railway station Yesvantpur at the price of Rs 12 crore.

The station in North Bengaluru has now been geared up with upgraded amenities, roofing and landscaping has been achieved in entrance of the station and the widespread and parking areas, together with auto and cab stands, have been upgraded with wider method roads.

In accordance with officers, the brand new facilities embody further parking areas for two-wheelers and four-wheelers. “A bus bay was constructed which is able to enable BMTC (Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Company) buses to ferry individuals on to and from the station,” a senior official instructed

Parking area and street in the direction of Yesvanthpur railway station. (Categorical picture by Darshan Devaiah BP)

The Indian Railways additionally gave a brand new look with its all illuminated entry level and has additionally arrange a 200-metre roof, like that of airports.

E Vijaya, Deputy Normal Supervisor, SWR, stated “The works on beautification of the station had been taken together with Davanagere, Dharwad and Mysuru railway stations. To date, work on the Mysuru railway station is over and the renovation work is underway at different stations.”

The work at Yesvanthpur station was presupposed to be accomplished by March 2020 nevertheless it was delayed as a result of Covid-19 induced lockdown, stated officers.

In the meantime, the work on the third terminal with seven platforms in Bengaluru metropolis at Byappanahalli is nearly over. On September 5, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw visited the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli and appreciated the workforce of engineers who conceived and executed this state-of-the-art mission.

In accordance with officers, the railway station has been designed to serve a footfall of 1 lakh railway passengers each day. In addition to, it additionally has passenger-friendly options corresponding to Braille signages, ramps to entry the subway aside from lifts and escalators.

An previous tree carved contained in the Yesvantpur station. (Categorical picture by Darshan Devaiah BP)

However the station is but to open for public use since there are street connectivity points. Town’s civic physique has proposed an elevated rotary flyover to the terminal. The plan was introduced to the railway minister by the BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta.

“There are a number of points concerning the connectivity to the terminal for which BBMP has give you options. The practice service from the terminal shall be operational as soon as the connectivity points are solved,” Vaishnaw had stated.


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