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India’s First-Ever Centralised AC Railway Terminal To Be Inaugurated This Month

In a first, Bengaluru is all set to inaugurate the first-ever AC railway terminal in India, built at an anticipated cost of ₹314 crores, later this month. In a nutshell, the railway station is pepped to provide an airport like experience to the commuters until they are at the station.

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Named after Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, this is Bengaluru’s third railway terminal in the Baiyappanahalli area and has been a long-standing demand for introducing more express trains connecting the IT city, reports Mint.

Here are some features of the newly constructed terminal that will woo you:

The first-ever centrally air-conditioned, Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru, has been built on the lines of Kempegowda International Airport.

Source – DNA

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The station has been erected on an area of 4,200 sqm and will cater to a daily footfall of over 50,000 commuters. The station, as per the railway ministry, will handle as many as 50 trains on a daily basis.

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Moreover, the station in total has seven platforms to its name. All these platforms are connected using escalators, footbridges and lifts. Just like at Airports, the station has an upper-class waiting hall, a VIP lounge and also a lavish food court.

Source – RailMinIndia

The parking facility has also been ramped up at the station. The parking can now accommodate as many as 250 cars, 900 two-wheelers, 50 autorickshaws, five BMTC buses and 20 cabs.

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Minister of Railways, Piyush Goyal, also tweeted multiple pictures of the terminal. “Have a glimpse of the upcoming Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka, equipped with state-of-the-art facilities,” he wrote.

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