Bangalore’s Iconic Cantonment Railway Station Construction: The work to give a new look to the historical and traditional ‘Cantonment Railway Station’ of Bangalore city is going in full swing and 15% of the work has been completed. By October 2025, passengers will get world-class amenities at the station.
Bangalore; Cantonment Railway Station is one of the three main stations serving long-distance and suburban trains and is the oldest railway station in the South Western Railway Division. In this background, the central government has devised a renovation project for Rs 480 crore to provide world-class facilities to the passengers by giving a modern touch to the station.
This project is a significant step towards improving the transport infrastructure of the city. Retaining the original heritage style of the station, the modernized station will provide world-class facilities to passengers in the coming years. Also, it will contribute to the development of Bangalore.
15% of the work is completed
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched this project on June 20, 2022. It is suggested to complete the work by 2025. An additional 75,000 sq. ft. of space is being added to the 25,000 sq. ft. station, giving a total of 1 lakh sq. ft. of world-class tourist amenities.
This work has been started for about 6 months and 15% physical and 35 crores financial progress has been achieved. Engineers are confident that the work will be completed within the stipulated time.
By constructing the main entrance to the Vasantnagar side and the second entrance towards Millers Road, separate ticket counters will be opened on both sides to facilitate the passengers. Construction of pick-up and drop zones to decongest passengers. There will be a large waiting room, multiple ticket counters, rainwater harvesting, a solar power roof, a feet-over bridge, and a multi-story parking complex.
Large parking area & facility
A multi-storied parking complex is being constructed to accommodate 2000 vehicles for parking two-wheelers and cars. Handling more than 100 trains and over 50 thousand passengers daily, the station will become a major transport hub by integrating three rail networks, connecting the existing rail network to the upcoming suburban rail project and the nearby underground metro station to be constructed under Phase 2.
20 meters of Road work has been completed!
The work of the station is going on in full swing. At present, 15% of the work has been completed and the cost is Rs 35 crore. Out of 24 meters of road work, 20 meters of work has been completed. The foundation work of the building being constructed on the south side of the station is half finished. The engineer said that the foundation for the construction of the CAO complex and four footbridges has been completed and the above work is starting.
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