In pics: Bengaluru gets India’s first AC railway terminal; see the details here

Attention, rail passengers! India’s first centralised AC railway terminal in Bengaluru is all set to be inaugurated soon.

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Constructed at an estimated cost of Rs.314 crore, the railway terminal equipped with all the modern facilities has been designed to offer an airport-like experience to the passengers. It is named after Bharat Ratna Sir M Visvesvaraya, and is Bengaluru’s 3rd railway terminal in Baiyappanahalli area.

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Here are the features that make this terminal special:

> Built along the lines of Bengaluru airport, this is the 1st railway terminal in India that is centrally air-conditioned.

> 50 trains can be operated from the station per day.

> Spread over 4,200 sq m, it can accommodate about 50,000 passengers daily.

> The terminal has 7 platforms, 8 stabling lines and 3 pit lines.

> The escalators and lifts will connect 7 platforms to allow passenger movement.

> A foot over-bridge built along with 2 subways will link all platforms.

> The terminal will have an upper-class waiting hall, a lavish food court, and a VIP lounge with a digital real-time passenger information system.

The parking area would be able to accommodate as many as 250 cars, 900 two-wheelers, 50 autorickshaws, 5 BMTC buses and 20 cabs.

Here’s how the station looks from inside:

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