Construction of World-class Yeshwantpur Railway Station started

South Western Railways (SWR) has started the work of building a World-class railway station at Yeshwantpur in Bengaluru. The project is being undertaken at a cost of ₹380 Crores.

The redeveloped station will act as a ‘City Centre‘ attracting Passengers as well as the Public. The station will emerge as an Urban icon of Bengaluru and redefine the travel experience of Rail passengers.

The redeveloped Yeshwantpur Railway station will be able to handle a projected footfall of 1 lakh+ passengers per day (Present footfall is 60,000 per day). The project is targeted to be completed by June 2025.

Construction of World-class Yeshwantpur Railway Station started
Expected look of Yeshwantpur Railway Station

There will be a 216 m wide Air Concourse, with segregated Arrival/Departure gates for passengers to avoid Congestion in the railway station.

The roof plaza proposed over the platform will include Retail spaces, a Food court, Entertainment Centers, etc. Clearly defined LED-based signages will be provided for making way-finding easier for passengers.

As per the plan, A new station building will come up towards the metro-station side (West side) which will be a four-storeyed building. There will be a Multi-level Car Parking near Platform 1 side (G+5 structure).

There will be a Departure-cum-Arrival Plaza above Platform 1 with direct connectivity to the Air Concourse, just like an airport. The roofing of the Air Concourse will have provision for allowing direct Natural light.

Well-demarcated Drop and Pick-up points will be provided to avoid Crowding/Congestion. It is proposed to have a Provision of connection with the Metro Station at Air Concourse level for the convenience of passengers going to/coming from the Metro Station.

For easy access, an Elevated road will come up on the East side (city side) connecting directly to the Air-Concourse Departure Plaza. There will be a Seamless Integration of all modes of Public transport at the World-class railway station.

PM Narendra Modi had laid the foundation stone for the redevelopment of Yeshwantpur Railway Station on June 20, 2022. Following the due procedure, the tender was floated.

The tender has been awarded to M/s Girdhari Lal Construction Pvt Ltd on 18th October 2022. The contractor has already set up the site office and the first phase of the work has commenced.

The contract has been done in Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) mode wherein the agency will Design, Procure, Construct and Hand over the project.

Special emphasis is laid to make the World-class Yeshwantpur Railway Station Divyang-friendly by providing Ramps, Lifts, and Special toilets. The building will be designed as a ‘Green’ building highlighting the commitment of Indian Railways towards Energy Conservation.

The architecture of the redeveloped station is based on a Futuristic, Linear design developing Yeshwantpur Railway Station into an Urban icon of the Modern, Vibrant city of Bengaluru.

Measures will be taken for the effective disposal of Solid waste, Discharge of effluents. Rain water Harvesting system will be implemented to conserve water.

It is the vision of the Honourable Prime Minister to develop Railways as not only a means of Service but as an Asset.

In line with the vision of PM, Ministry of Railways has given immense importance to the development of Railway Stations into World-class terminals with modern amenities so that even a common railway passenger experiences Comfortable, Convenient, and enjoyable Rail Travel.

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