Bengaluru’s Sir M Visvesvaraya Railway Terminal at Baiyappanahalli, after facing several delays, is likely to open soon as the city’s civic body has sorted out the road connectivity issues, Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said.
It is expected that the city’s third coaching terminal of Indian Railways after Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (KSR) Bengaluru as well as Yesvantpur stations will decongest the rush in the two existing railway stations. An elevated rotary flyover to the terminal will be developed by Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) at a cost of Rs 260 crore. BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta recently presented the plan to the Railway Minister.
According to an IE report, the BBMP plans to construct an elevated rotary flyover at Maruthi Sevanagar-IOC junction in order to provide access to the terminal as well as to areas like Banaswadi and Kammanahalli. Besides, an additional RoB has been planned at Baiyappanahalli level-crossing, next to the RoB that is currently under-construction.
The Railway Minister was quoted saying there are some issues regarding the connectivity to the terminal for which the city’s civic body has come up with solutions. From the terminal, the train service will be operational once the issue of connectivity is solved, the minister said