Upgradation Plan for Banaswadi Railway Station

Two pit lines will be created in the unit: Kharge

Banaswadi (BAND):  Railway Minister M. Mallikarjun Kharge has said that the Railways has decided to upgrade the Banaswadi Railway Station into a terminal with two pit lines to facilitate watering and maintenance of bogies of terminated trains.

Talking on Sunday, Mr. Kharge said the long-pending proposal to upgrade Banaswadi Railway Station, to help ease traffic congestion at Bangalore City station, had been included in the Railway Supplementary Budget.

The Railways had also released funds for the construction of pit lines and other facilities on the 3.5 acres of land belonging to the now-closed Binny Mills, adjacent to Bangalore City Railway Station, which had been acquired for shifting the maintenance, watering and cleaning facilities, he said.

A sum of Rs. 20 crore had been earmarked for the extension of Bangalore City Railway Station by constructing four new pit lines, which would facilitate cleaning and maintenance of at least 12 trains a day, Mr. Kharge said.

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