Monday, May 28, 2007

ELEVATED COMFORTS at six stations

ELEVATED COMFORTS at six stations
R Jayaprakash | TNN

Six aesthetically designed glass-fronted stations of Metro Rail will redefine the skyline on Reach One between MG Road and Byappanahalli. All the stations are elevated and will be unique in design and feature, unlike the Delhi Metro which has uniform and low-profile stations.
These stations are at MG Road, Trinity Circle, Ulsoor, CMH Road, Old Madras Road and Byappanahalli. The glass-andsteel facade stations with elevations will have state-of-the-art facilities in metros worldwide.
Escalators, kiosks for ATMs and tickets, coffee shops, book shops, souvenir shops, lifts with Braille buttons, signage conforming to international standards, heritage of Karnataka depicted in the form of art works and murals, CCTVs for surveillance, smoke and fire sensors apart from utilities. The authorities have estimated the cost of each station at around Rs 11 crore and all stations will have dedicated bus bays to facilitate integration of transport system.
According to BMRC sources, RITES consultants initially designed the stations. However, the designs were changed after consulting six top-notch architects of the city. The need for a design change was felt as it had to be more compatible in some of the city’s busiest junctions. While the spadework for Byappanahalli has already begun, other stations will be taken for construction and assembly.
MG Road: Elevated stations in front of Plaza theatre; six escalators and staircases; skywalk across MG Road; one lift from underground parking at Plaza. Underground parking also being provided around the promenade area
Trinity Circle: Elevated station on MG Road adjacent to Nalli Silks. Six escalators; staircases and three lifts with surface parking.
Ulsoor: Elevated station on SV Road in the police quarters; five escalators and stairways; three lifts and surface parking area
CMH Road: Elevated station on top of CMH Road in front of Arya Samaj; eight escalators and staircases; three lifts; large parking area at the surface level to house 215 two-wheelers and 60 cars
Old Madras Road: Elevated station off the road, in front of Indiranagar 80 Ft Road; skywalk for commuters to cross to Old Madras Road; eight staircases and escalators, and three at this station. Surface parking facility on both northern and southern side of station.
Byappanahalli: The last station of Reach One is located on southern side of South Western Railway’s Byappanahalli station at surface level; largest parking area for 1,000 two-wheelers and 920 cars; separate area earmarked for traffic integration area of BMTC and KSRTC terminals; two escalators; stairways and lifts.


At Tuesday, May 29, 2007 at 7:14:00 AM GMT+5:30, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cool! Some glass to break during the next Bandh! Bangalore deserves some Indian Jail type buildings then there is no need to worry during Bandhs!


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