Indian Railways enhances Bengaluru's Yesvantpur station with airport-like amenities
Bengaluru's Yesvantpur Railway station is all decked up following the recent refurbishment, with an illuminated entry gate and contemporary passenger amenities designed on the lines of an airport.
Bengaluru's Yesvantpur Railway station is all decked up following the recent refurbishment, with an illuminated entry gate and contemporary passenger amenities designed on the lines of an airport. The station was refurbished by Indian Railways' South Western Railway (SWR) with a modernization project that cost about Rs 12 crores. The station's concourse space, which spans roughly 1800 square metres, has undergone some substantial renovations.
The restrooms at the Yesvantpur Railway station have been upgraded with new features such as geysers and charging stations near the waiting room seats. In the ticketing area, 40W white hanging lights were utilized.
The station's upgrading project began in 2018 and was planned to be finished in March 2020; however, the project's progress was hampered by the COVID-19 epidemic, and it took longer than projected to complete.
The station has got a new 13-meter-high façade with 150-watt high-bay lights and a 165-watt efficiency. Small focus lights have also been put in the bay by the SWR to guarantee that the white light's glare does not dominate anything and that the overall effect is consistent. 70W post-top lamps with multistep poles have been supplied to offer adequate illumination along the sidewalk and road in the circulation area. Four high poles with 250W and 150W lights have been erected to guarantee uniform illumination in the circulation area.
The SWR has also improved the station's appearance by installing a fountain at the entrance and carving an ancient tree into an object. The station's granite flooring has elements that assist differently-abled passengers (Divyang-Jan) in moving about.
A 100-square-meter amphitheatre will be erected in the circulation area, apart from the three landscaping zones. The SWR has constructed a 430-square-meter vehicle stall as well as specialised two- and four-wheeler parking.