Bangalore Has New Swanky Train Terminal That Offers Airport-Like Facilities

by Sanjana Shenoy
Bangalore Has New Swanky Train Terminal That Offers Airport-Like Facilities

Bangaloreans! The next time you visit Baiyappanahalli train station, you’d wonder if you entered a swanky airport instead. Well, we aren’t kidding. Baiyappanahalli station has a new train terminal that resembles a stunning airport and offers top-notch amenities. After several delays, this terminal finally opened to the public on June 6. Here’s everything to know.

Baiyappanahalli Station’s New Terminal Offers Airport-Like Experiences

According to a report by The Indian Express, Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Byappanahalli station has finally opened. The project cost ₹314 crores. An official revealed to the news agency that Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal is India’s third-largest AC rail concourse. The terminal has modern station buildings with central AC that gives passengers an airport-like experience. And if you find yourself wondering why it looks like Bangalore Airport, then here’s why. The new terminal is designed around Bangalore’s Kempegowda International Airport.

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Picture Credits: The News Minute

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Illuminated Platforms, Centralised AC & More

It has 7 platforms. 8 stabling lines and 3 pit lines. Each platform is 600 metres long and 15 metres wide, and will be illuminated with LED lights. The new terminal is also specially-abled friendly. Ramps connect subways that connect all 7 platforms. There’s also an oval footbridge that links these platforms. The 4200 sqm terminal building can accommodate a daily capacity of 50,000 passengers with 50 trains operating.

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Picture Credits: Deccan Herald

Due to several delays, in this project, there won’t be any inauguration. Instead, Banaswadi-Ernakulam Express will be the first train to run from this new terminal from 7 pm on June 6.