The Union Minister of State for Railways Suresh Angadi inaugurated a third entry point at Bengaluru’s Krantiveera Sangoli Rayanna (KSR) City Railway Station recently. With the opening of this new entry point, commuters are expected to get easy access to the platforms at the KSR railway station as it will cut down the congestion problem. It will especially make the platform easily accessible to the commuters coming from Majestic Intersection metro station.
Third Entry Equipped With Regular Facilities
This third entry at the KSR City Railway Station is equipped with regular facilities including car parking, booking office, a garden, and restrooms. The first 100-day action play of railways for this railway station spread across 3,500 sq.ft is to focus on safety and punctuality of trains. The South Western Railways (SWR) has invested Rs.1.65 crore for this third entry gate at KSR which receives a footfall of around Rs.2 lakh.
While talking at the inauguration Suresh Angadi said, “The ongoing doubling of tracks across South Western Railway will help improve train connectivity to important cities once completed. This work will be expedited. All railway networks will be connected for fast and convenient movement of trains on the same lines as the Golden Quadrilateral project.”
Passengers Still Waiting For Skywalk
The third entry point is sure to tackle the problem of congestion at KSR. But the passengers are still awaiting the construction of a skywalk that will help them reach City Railway Station safely since there has been a delay from the BBMP in the completion of the much-needed foot overbridge across Gubbi Thotadappa Road.
The Union Railways Minister asked the SWR officials to find a solution for the leakage of wastewater that runs from the railway overbridge (ROB) whenever a train goes by. The issue was brought to the notice earlier by Mayor Gangambike Mallikarjun.
Motorists have to face a lot of inconvenience due to this wastewater from ROBs. The motorists have to wait until the train passes before they drive under the ROB. This poses a major problem for the two-wheeler drivers who are in a hurry to reach their destination. Mr. Angadi strictly said, “If the SWR fails to fix the problem within the deadline, they will invite action.”
Another suggestion that was discussed on the occasion was the shifting of the Container Corporation of India and goods terminal located in Whitefield outside the city. The suggestion was put forth by P.C. Mohan, Central Member of Parliament, Bengaluru. According to Mr. Mohan, it will free up a space of 350 acres that can be used for the proposed suburban rail network’s expansion in Bengaluru.