Rail arcade proposal at KSR Bengaluru Metropolis station scrapped: Railway minister | Bengaluru Information


BENGALURU: A rail arcade which was supposed to return up on the KSR Bengaluru Metropolis railway station has been scrapped.
Responding to a question from Bengaluru rural MP DK Suresh and Mandya MP Sumalatha Ambarish, Union minister of railways Ashwini Vaishnaw on Wednesday knowledgeable the Lok Sabha: “There isn’t a proposal to arrange ‘rail arcade’ at KSR Bengaluru railway station”.
In August, Indian Railway Stations Improvement Company (IRSDC) had floated a young for organising and sustaining a rail arcade. It wished to copy the idea of The Quad by BLR, an open-air meals & beverage space at Kempegowda Worldwide Airport, which additionally hosts reside occasions.
In October, the Centre had determined to shutdown IRSDC. IRSDC has been sustaining KSR Bengaluru Metropolis railway station since February 2019. It additionally had plans to take over and keep just a few extra stations, together with Yeshwantpur, Ok R Puram and Bangarpet beneath South Western Railway (SWR).
To a different question on why IRSDC was shut down, Vaishnaw mentioned: “The actions carried out by each IRSDC and Rail Land Improvement Authority (RLDA) beneath station improvement/redevelopment programme had been equivalent. As such a necessity was felt that one of many two our bodies must be recognized as the only real functioning entity and given full duties. Accordingly, it was determined that IRSDC be closed and the works presently assigned to IRSDC be transferred to RLDA and zonal railways. Railway officers working in IRSDC are being adjusted in zonal railways and RLDA” he provides.


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