Get ready to pay for pick up and drop at the Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) railway station from next month. The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd. (IRSDC), which manages the station, has decided to reintroduce ‘access control’ charges for pick up and at the station with effect from August 1.
Access control charge will be collected from vehicle owners picking up or dropping passengers at the main entrance of the station and Okalipuram side entrance. For the first seven minutes, no charges will be levied. Thereafter, for four-wheelers (both private and commercial vehicles), a charge of ₹25 will be collected for every subsequent five minutes. And for two-wheelers, ₹15 will be charged for every subsequent five minutes.
Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar Verma said that access control is being implemented to streamline traffic flow, make the station more pedestrian friendly, and reduce congestion.
Aneesh Hegde, chief PRO of SWR, said: “The KSR railway station is maintained by IRSDC, and SWR looks after operations of the trains.