The proposed world-class railway station at Byappnahalli will now be converted into a greenfield coach terminus.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the inaugural function of a photo exhibition organised at Venkatappa Art Gallery to commemorate the 160th year of the Indian Railways, South Western Railways General Manager Ashok Kumar Mittal said, “The proposed Byappanahalli railway station would be developed as a greenfield railway coach terminus. Two pit lines have already been constructed. Some more facilities will be developed soon to develop it as a coach terminus.” The railways has proposed to develop a world-class railway station at Byappanahalli on public private partnership mode and the state government has offered the required land for the project.
“As the private investors were not forthcoming, the Railways has now decided to develop it as greenfield coach terminus,” he said. Mittal also said nearly 50 per cent of the work on Bangalore-Hassan line is complete and the state government is yet to acquire 160 acres of land, including the one belonging to a stud farm near Tumkur.
“The Railways and the state government are collectively spending `600 to 700 crore on railway projects every year and have resolved to complete at least 120 kms of new railway line,” he said.