Kempegowda metro station to get 4th entrance soon

Kempegowda metro station to get 4th entrance soon

The fourth entrance to the Kempegowda metro station is set to open in a month as most of the civil work is over.

The Kempegowda metro station is all set to get a fourth entrance within a month, enhancing the convenience of passengers walking towards Mayura Hotel in the eastern part of the Majestic area. 

Hailed as one of the biggest metro terminals in Asia, the Kempegowda station has three functioning entrances, including the main entry point that opens to the Gubbi Thotadappa Road on the west. Two more entrances were opened last year, one at the south leading to Chikka Lalbagh and another at northwest, connecting the old subway to the railway station. 

About two months ago, the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) started building a stairway ramp to connect the roof of the KSRTC bus terminal 1 at Platform 4A. Officials said a major part of the civil work had been completed and that the work on installing lights would begin soon. 

"We have plans to build a shelter for the walkway connecting the metro station. We can open the project to the public, but the engineers have sought about 15 days to complete the work on the shelter. Installation of lights will be done soon without causing inconvenience to people," BMRCL chief public relations officer, U A Vasanth Rao, said. 

At present, passengers reach the metro station through the northwestern entrance after walking about 300 to 400 metres from the BMTC bus station. This involves crossing the busy road that divides the KSRTC and city bus stations. For those entering from Dhanvantri Road, the stretch is even longer. 

The new entry will be of great help to those who want to switch from the bus to the metro as all platforms at the Majestic bus station are connected to the bridge that leads to the new entrance.