Work begins on FoB to Ease Pedestrian Movement at KR Puram Railways, Metro stations intersection

Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has taken the initiative to construct a 30-metre-long foot overbridge, which will link the concourse level of the Metro station to the existing parking area of the railway station, providing a much-needed respite to pedestrians.

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BANGALORE (Metro Rail News): Crossing the intersection of Old Madras Road and Outer Ring Road at KR Puram can be a real challenge for pedestrians, particularly senior citizens and children emerging from the railway station. This difficulty is likely amplified with the inauguration of the KR Puram Metro station in March, bringing increased passenger movement.

 Fortunately, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited has taken the initiative to construct a 30-metre-long foot overbridge, which will link the concourse level of the Metro station to the existing parking area of the railway station, providing a much-needed respite to pedestrians.

BL Yashwanth Chavan, chief PRO of BMRCL, has stated that the groundwork for a footbridge in the middle of the road has begun. First, however, he must confirm if the FOB will be ready when Whitefield Metro is operational.

A South Western Railway official reported that BMRCL is required to acquire land from BBMP in exchange for railway land and give it to the railways. However, Shyam Singh, Bengaluru divisional railway manager, mentioned that, in principle, the railways have already approved specific conditions.

 KR Puram is one of the most crowded railway stations in the city, and once it’s ready, KR Puram Metro will be an interchange station (Purple and Blue lines).

Many passengers have been asking for a FOB at KR Puram for a while. Vinay B, a regular passenger, suggested that BMRCL install an elevator/lift for the proposed FOB. Hitesh K, a techie, brought attention to the fact that the junction is always congested due to the absence of FOB/subway for pedestrians. He suggested that SWR and BMRCL ensure the project is finished without holdups.

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  1. Please install the FOB from KR Puram parking side to metro station side. This will greatly help commuters from KRpuram side. Unfortunately our beloved MLA and MPs are not bothering about the KR Puram people issues.

  2. The entrance of present KR puram Rly station under the brigde need to closed and to be allowed from
    Station adm bldg. No two wheeler parking under the bridge, all remains demolished waste of old bridge lying under the hanging bridge need to cleared, old railway quarters on left side of white filed road demolished and widen the road. All encroachment railway property of left side othe road should be clear widen the road before under the hanging bridge

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