Bengaluru to Have India’s First Centralised AC Rail Terminal, Named after Sir M Visvesvaraya, Soon

Industry Watch | March 31, 2021 | News

Indian Railways Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal

Indian Railways is all set to open India’s first centralised AC terminal- the Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal - in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The terminal has been named after Bharat Ratna Indian civil engineer, Sir M Visvesvaraya.

The Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli will be inaugurated soon, said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board, Suneet Sharma. According to Railway officials, the inauguration date is expected to be set at the end of April or early May. The station structure of the terminal consists of nearly 4,200 square metres of covered area, and is expected to receive a daily footfall of about 50,000. The terminal has seven platforms and eight stabling lines; apart from these, three pit lines enable the terminal to operate 50 trains daily. It is expected to handle 32 pairs of trains once operations begin.

The seven platforms are 600 metres high and 15 metres wide, fully covered with platform shelters. The terminal has a fully air-conditioned central complex, and has been designed along the lines of the Kempegowda International Airport in Bengaluru. It also has a large parking space, which can accommodate 250 four-wheelers and 900 two-wheelers. The terminal was reportedly built on a budget of about Rs 314 crore.

Watch the video below to get a glimpse of the new centralised AC terminal-

The terminal consists of about 4,200 square metres of covered area, and is expected to receive a daily footfall of about 50,000.

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