Nation's first AC railway terminal to function soon: Union minister

[Edited By: Vijay]

Saturday, 13th March , 2021 05:12 pm

The world-class facilities and infrastructure of airports has consistently been superior to those of railway stations in India. However, an upcoming country's first centralised AC railway terminal a first step in the direction that could change that.

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 said.

Take a look at the pictures:

Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal -



The centrally air-conditioned Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli in Bengaluru.

State-of-art facilities -


It has state-of-art facilities and is likely to be inaugurated soon

Airport-like experience -

According to the Ministry of Railways, it will have passenger amenities like VIP lounge, digital real-time passenger information system, food court.


Rs 314-crore cost -

The 314-crore terminal is the first air-conditioned railway concourse built with an aim to give passengers airport-like experience.   

Bengaluru’s Airport like façade -


The terminal has an airport-like facade and is modelled on the lines of Bengaluru’s Kempegowda International Airport.    

Seven platforms -

The terminal will have seven platforms, three enabling lines and three pit lines.    

Terminal area -


The terminal is built in an area of 4,200 sq km and is expected to get footfalls of more than 50,000 on a daily basis with 50 trains running on an average per day.

Connected by two subways -


All platforms will be connected by two subways other than long, oval foot over bridge.

Parking -

The terminal will have a parking space for 200 cars and 900 two-wheelers.   



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