Byappanahalli to get 'Butterfly' railway station with world-class amenities
Butterfly-shaped railway station with world-class amenities to be ready in Byappanahalli in three years. But it will take at least eight years for commercial establishments to come up in the station premises
Bengaluru: Bengalureans can soon experience a railway station inclusive of world-class amenities in three years. A butterfly-shaped railway station is all set to come up at Byappanahalli in Bengaluru and it will have airport-like facilities.
The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) in association with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) unveiled the blueprint of the Byappanahalli station development project of 132 acres. The facility is expected to be built at a cost of Rs 250 crore.
Out of this, 30 acres will be handed over to private builders for lease of 99 years. While the station is expected to be completed in three years, but commercial establishments including stalls, hospitals, workplaces and service apartments will be completed in eight to 10 years. According to the notification, the last date to apply for commercial establishments in the station premises is May 30.
As Bengaluru is called a Garden City, rooftop of the railway station will have garden and the entire station will have a green look and feel with real greenery around.
The Byappanahalli railway station is expected to have separate arrival and departure terminals. The station will be inclusive of other facilities including digital signages, escalators, conveyor belts, executive lounges, Wi-Fi facility, battery-operated buggies, food courts, entertainment facilities and also ATMs.
There will also be a waiting room like the one at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA) in Bengaluru, as passengers have been directed to be in the station at least 15 minutes before the arrival of the train. This will avert the crowding during the arrival of train and also mishaps while boarding the moving train.
Also, a third coaching terminal is being built in Byappanahalli to ease the rush at the city railway station and Yeshwantpur. The facility is expected to be ready by July.