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SMVB/SMVT Bengaluru
ಸರ್ ಎಂ.ವಿಶ್ವೇಶ್ವರಯ್ಯ ನಿಲ್ದಾಣ, ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು     सर एम. विश्वेश्वरय्या टर्मिनल, बेंगलूरु
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Baiyappanahalli Rd, Sathya Nagar, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru - 560033
State: Karnataka

Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: KSR Bengaluru (Bangalore)

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Apr 13 (23:05) RPF put on round-the-clock duty at Sir MV railway terminal in Bengaluru to counter thefts (
Major Accidents/Disruptions
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 448573  Blog Entry# 4938448   
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Apr 13 2021 (23:05)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Rail Fanning/718429

Apr 13 2021 (23:05)
Station Tag: SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB added by Rail Fanning/718429
The presence of two major slum pockets in the vicinity is stated to be a reason for the thefts, according to eyewitnesses at the spot
Even as the brand new Sir M Visvesvaraya terminal at Baiyappanahalli awaits inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, minor thefts of all kinds are reported to be taking place here on a regular basis. To counter it, the Railways has now deputed the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to guard the sprawling premises 24x7.
The presence of two major slum pockets in the vicinity is stated to be a
reason for the thefts, according to eyewitnesses at the spot. Another version states that some contractors hired to effect infrastructure work in the terminal have themselves pocketed some of the items.
Electrical sockets, sophisticated bulbs, flower pots, construction material (which are yet to be removed as some final touches are being given), plastic pipes and steel rods are among items which have gone missing from the station.
Top railway officials were reluctant to discuss the issue and sought to play it down. One official said, "Just like how thefts take place in your area and everywhere in the city, it is happening there too."
The terminal is expected to have one of the best CCTV arrangements in the country. However, none of the cameras have been put up as of now for fear they might get stolen or damaged unless the station becomes operational. "We also have many TV display screens that highlight train schedule, speakers and water taps in our possession and have stored them in godowns. None of them have been put up as of now," said a senior railway official. "It will only take one day for officers to install them. As soon as the launch date is confirmed, we plan to put them up," he added.
"We had requested RPF protection for the safekeep of the station and have got it now," the official added.
Senior Divisional Security Commissioner, RPF, Debashmita Chattopadhyay Banerjee told The New Indian Express, "RPF has already put into place authorised access control and are going to enforce the station security plan. The list of CCTV cameras and security gadgets to be installed have been given to the Constructions department of the South Western Railway. This was decided upon after a joint survey by top officers of the Government Railway Police, RPF and the Signalling and Telecommunication department of the Railways."
When this reporter visited the spot a month ago, a cop stationed there recalled multiple instances of young boys from slums nearby coming over late at nights, stealing construction material put there and making good their escape. "In one instance, a lad brought his scooter, placed many long pipes in front and left. I literally ran behind him on a major chase but could not nab him. Once they enter the slum area, we do not know the way around but they know it well," he said.
Unless there is some kind of patrolling done by local police, the public visiting this station will have an unsafe travelling experience, the cop added.
Mar 31 (10:33) Railway board chief to inspect Visvesvaraya terminal (
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 447385  Blog Entry# 4924630   
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Mar 31 2021 (10:33)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by GIN bypass needed for Ggvt Hpt Ypr exp/48335

Mar 31 2021 (10:33)
Station Tag: SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB added by GIN bypass needed for Ggvt Hpt Ypr exp/48335
The chief of the railway board is set to visit the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal at Byappanahalli, whose inauguration is overdue. 
Chairman and CEO of the Railway Board, Suneet Sharma, who is also the ex officio principal secretary to the government of India, is scheduled to inspect the terminal in East Bengaluru. He is expected to answer questions over the delayed inauguration of the terminal though most of the work was completed in the second week of March. 
Sources in the South Western Railway said officials were still expecting the prime minister to inaugurate India’s first fully air-conditioned train terminal.
Mar 29 (22:23) Sir MV terminal will be opened soon, says Railway Board Chairman (
New Facilities/Technology
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 447313  Blog Entry# 4923089   
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Mar 29 2021 (22:23)
Station Tag: Baiyyappanahalli/BYPL added by Rail Fanning/718429

Mar 29 2021 (22:23)
Station Tag: SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB added by Rail Fanning/718429
The Sir M Visvesvaraya railway terminal at Baiyappanahalli will be inaugurated soon, said Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Railway Board, Suneet Sharma. Briefing the media along with top railway officials at the Rail Wheel Factory at Yelahanka on Sunday, Sharma said, “We have planned for the inauguration and will get some time from the Prime Minister. It will be inaugurated very soon.”
Asked if it could happen this month, he said, “It looks very difficult.” He was speaking after inspecting the new terminal. Sharma lauded the facilities at the station and billed it as having the best infrastructure in Indian Railways. “It is in tune with the development of Bengaluru as one of the hubs in the country.
It will provide the much needed respite to Bengaluru as the other two terminals (KSR and Yeshwantpur) sometimes feel congested,” he said.
Asked about the maintenance part, Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager A K Verma said, “The contract for mechanised cleaning has already been finalised.” General Manager, South Western Railway, A K Singh said, “We will have similar cleaning facilities like the Metro.”
To a query on the trains that will shift to the new terminal, Verma said, “We have already identified 32 pairs of trains. After full train services are reintroduced, they will start one by one.” “Pre-Covid, we used to run 1,702 trains per day including Mail and Express services.
Today, we are running 1,350 of those trains. We are running 10 per cent of Passenger trains. They are
unreserved ones and the protocol has to be very strict,” Sharma said. He did not respond to a query on the loss suffered by the Railways due to disruption of its services. “As far as financials are concerned, we are generally doing very well and meeting all our liabilities,” he said.

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Mar 30 (07:40)
saikarthik148~   422 blog posts
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🙏 from february 15th they saying that opening soon but till now even now also not saying any date because of of pm's appointment also not opening even pm done many things(openings) in indian railways in between this time

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Mar 30 (09:45)
Atmathew80   81 blog posts
Re# 4923089-3            Tags   Past Edits
It is better to start operating trains from the new terminal from 1 April on experimental basis.Online inauguration is feasible, and there should be no further delay in opening station ASAP

Mar 30 (10:53)
Railway Fan~   5392 blog posts
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I have heard that along with this new terminal which is probably one of its kind AC terminal, there are also plans to lay foundation for the suburban rail project as well. Since these are big ticket projects for Bangalore they want to to get maximum mileage. Online inaugration may not gove them the visibility hence maybe they are wating for it to be inaugrated personally !!!
Mar 23 (13:32) Indian Railways Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal, Bengaluru: India’s first centralised AC station is now ready! Watch Video (
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 446701  Blog Entry# 4916133   
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Mar 23 2021 (13:32)
Station Tag: SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB added by LHB GR🤩waiting 🙃🙂/886143
Stations:  SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB  
The railway station has been provided with enhanced passenger amenities, adequate parking spaces, beautiful landscape, and infrastructure.
Indian Railways’ Sir M.Visvesvaraya Terminal Railway Station: India’s first centralised AC terminal ready! Indian Railways is all set to open the country’s first-ever centralised air-conditioned terminal in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The railway station has been named after Bharat Ratna Indian civil engineer, Sir M Visvesvaraya. According to the Railway Ministry, the nation’s first centralised AC railway station- Sir M.Visvesvaraya Terminal is now ready for operations. The railway station has been provided with enhanced passenger amenities, adequate parking spaces, beautiful landscape, and infrastructure. Watch the video below shared by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal to get a glimpse of the new centralised AC terminal:
Sight To Behold: India’s 1st centralised AC terminal in Bengaluru, named after Sir M Visvesvaraya.
रेलवे द्वारा विश्वस्तरीय सुविधाएं देने की प्रतिबद्धता का एक और उदाहरण, बेंगलुरु का सेंट्रलाइज़ एसी रेलवे टर्मिनल है, जिसे भारत रत्न एम.विश्वेश्वरय्या जी का नाम दिया गया है।
The Railway Ministry is working towards the redevelopment of several stations across the country. A few days ago, the progress of Habibganj and Gandhinagar railway station, which are set to become the country’s first world-class airport-like stations, was reviewed by the Railway Minister. At present, work is being done at these two stations for redevelopment with facilities at par with airports and as Multi Modal Hubs along with commercial development. The ministry recently also notified that currently, work on the redevelopment of as many as 123 railway stations is in progress, out of which the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) is working on 63 stations, while the Rail Land Development Authority (RLDA) is working on 60 stations.
According to the Railway Ministry, the total investment required for the redevelopment of 123 railway stations along with real estate development is approximately Rs 50,000 crore as per current estimates. Presently, renovation works have been initiated in Habibganj and Gwalior stations in Madhya Pradesh; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Nagpur, Ajni stations in Maharashtra; Ayodhya and Gomti Nagar stations in Uttar Pradesh; Safdarjung and New Delhi stations in Delhi; Gandhinagar and Sabarmati stations in Gujarat; Tirupati and Nellore stations in Andhra Pradesh; Amritsar station in Punjab; Ernakulam station in Kerala, Dehradun station in Uttarakhand and Puducherry station in UT of Puducherry.

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Mar 23 (13:41)
saikarthik148~   422 blog posts
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🥵🥵🙏 when it will be inaugurated bro

Mar 23 (13:45)
LHB GR🤩waiting 🙃🙂
Chetan~   3820 blog posts
Re# 4916133-2            Tags   Past Edits
expected in nxt month

Mar 23 (14:10)
saikarthik148~   422 blog posts
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sad they are just postponeing from february 15th then after Feb 20th then after Feb 25th after that no news till march 12th again they said march 20th then after swr shared officially before month ending it will be inaugurated by pm but now again postponed to april great postpone achievements by or hatsoff to their progress
Mar 21 (16:24) Byappanahalli terminal: Railways says no proposal to collect user fee (
Commentary/Human Interest
SWR/South Western

News Entry# 446467  Blog Entry# 4914405   
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Mar 21 2021 (16:24)
Station Tag: SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB added by Anupam Enosh Sarkar/401739
Stations:  SMVT Bengaluru/SMVB  
A view of Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal at Byappanahalli in Bengaluru.  | Photo Credit: SUDHAKARA JAIN
When it opens for commercial operations, the Sir M. Visvesvaraya Terminal at Byappanahalli, which has been built along the lines of the Kempegowda International Airport complete with centralised air-conditioning, will be one of the swankiest terminals in the country. But ever since its state-of-the-art infrastructure made headlines, questions have been raised on whether the Railways will collect user fee from passengers.
Putting these concerns to rest, Naresh Salecha, member-Finance, Railway Board and ex-officio Secretary to
the Government of India, who visited the terminal on Saturday, told the media that there was no proposal to levy user fee.
The Railways has spent ₹314 crore to build the terminal, which is spread over 4,200 sq.m and can accommodate 50,000 passengers per day. After his visit on Saturday, Mr. Salecha said it gives the impression of being at an airport in Bengaluru, Hyderabad or any other city.
“Amenities such as a waiting lounge, ticket counters, green initiatives and others are on a par with facilities available at airports,” he said.
When asked the likely date for its inauguration, he said, “It will happen shortly.” South Western Railway, which had initially planned to open the terminal by March 15, is waiting for a green signal from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Divisional Railway Manager (Bengaluru Division) Ashok Kumar Verma said the terminal would be handed over to Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Ltd.
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