Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station - A Brief
Located in the heart of the famed garden city which has now earned the prestigious sobriquet of India’s own Silicon Valley, the KSR Bengaluru station has emerged as a major tourist friendly hub, organically tied up with the growth and aspirations of this bustling metropolis. Through corridors of time, the KSR Bengaluru Station has also kept up the pace with the growth of the city and now evolved as an ‘A1’ category station boasting of world class facilities for a complete travel and tourism experience.
This station is located at a distance of 139 km from Mysuru, 261 km from Tirupati, 347 km from Chennai, 348 km from Mangalore, 573 km from Hyderabad, 514 km from Kochi and 595 km from Goa.
Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna (Bengaluru) Station enjoys the unique advantage of being at stone’s throw to the major BMTC and KSRTC intercity and interstate bus terminal as well as the upcoming Metro station affording it an easy access to various parts of the city. Apart from experiencing over 2.5 lakhs footfalls per day and running 111 pairs of passenger and express trains, It has a Customer Facilitation Centre for the convenience of passengers and three Tourist Facilitation Centres, one each of KSTDC, TTDC and IRCTC.
Adorned by a sprawling garden, spacious concourse and circulating areas, KSR Bengaluru station boasts of some unique passenger amenities like round the clock May I Help You counter for foreign tourists, battery opperated cart, two fully equipped AC waiting room, AC relaxation lounge, free emergency medical care centre, ultra deluxe and deluxe AC retiring room, modern signage, LED information display board, station navigation system, Wi-Fi facility, lifts and escalators, CCTV surveillance systems and baggage screening systems etc.
To enrich the travel experience of the people and as a mark of promoting and preserving the rich cultural legacy of Indian Railways, KSR Bengaluru station is home to a Rail Gallery, a Rail Art Gallery as well as a Rail Cartoon Gallery open to free viewer ship. In keeping with times and technological advances towards eco-friendly solutions, KSR Bengaluru station has a 10 Lakh litre water recycling plant and solar heaters
Bengaluru Division has started first time in Indian railways signing MoU with App based cab aggregator, M/s. ANI Technology, Bengaluru, Popularly known as ”OLA” to facilitate passengers Online as well as Offline cab booking facility at KSR Bengaluru station. Now this service is extended at both the entries of the railway station with “OLA” as well as “Uber”
KSR Bengaluru station continuously strives towards affording a more convenient and comfortable travel experience to the tourists and passengers.
List of major Passenger amenities presently available at the station including approach infrastructure
UTS Counters 25
App Based taxi Service (UBER)
PRS Counters 12
App Based taxi Service (OLA)
KSRTC & BMTC Bus Services
Upper Class Waiting Room with bathing facility
Emergency Medical centre
Second Class Waiting Room (Ladies) with bathing facility
Tourist information centre (GOK, IRCTC, GOTN)
Waiting Room (General) with bathing facility
Book stall stalls
Waiting lounge for Sr. Citizen and Physically challenged passengers
IRCTC Fast Food Stalls
AC Paid Lounge
Fruit and Juice stall
Non AC Paid Lounge
AC Deluxe and Non-AC Retiring Room
Pay & Use Toilets
Modular Catering Stalls
Water vending machines
Parking space for Divyang
Information signage boards (standardized)
Battery Operated Cars
Rail Cartoon Gallery
Modern luggage trolley
Washable apron with jet cleaning
Customer facilitation Centre (Enquiry Counter)
Foot Over Bridge (Ramp type) connecting PF-1 to 10
Division Train Enquiry System
RO Water plants
Electronic Train Indicator board
Electronic Coach Indicator board
Trolley Path connecting PF-1 to 10
Electronic chart display system
Foot Over Bridge ( stair case type)
Current Reservation Display System
Coin operated Ticket Vending Machines
Spot your trains Display system
Child rehabilitation centre
CCTV train information system
ATM Facility in circulating area
Public Address System/Computer based announcement
Escalators connecting FOB at PF No.-1, 2/3, 4 & 5
e-bed roll centre
Mobile and Lap top charging centre
Integrated Security Surveillance System
Two wheeler parking
MCO centre (For defence personnel)
Four Wheeler parking
PCO & Mobile recharge booths
Pre paid Taxi Stand
Complaint rederesal system:-
Security Helpline - 182
Children Helpline - 1098
Women’s Help Line-9731666725
Twitter- @drmsbc; @srdcmsbc
Pre paid Auto Stand
Details of connectivity with other modes of transport:-
ØConnected with Kempegowda station Majestic (BMRCL) -1st Entry
ØConnected with KSRTC Bus stand (Majestic) with subway -1st Entry
ØConnected with Gubbi Thotadappa Road-1st Entry
ØConnected with Okhalipuram Road-2nd Entry
ØConnected with City Railway (Metro) station (BMRCL) Entry from PF-10 side
CLOAK ROOMS AND LOCKERS-
This facility is available on platform 1 and articles are accepted for booking 24 hours a day.
WHEEL CHAIRS AND STRETCHERS-
These can be obtained round the clock from the platform inspector's office on platform 1.
COMPUTERISED RESERVATION OFFICE-
The reservation office building is located on the right hand side of the main entrance of the station building. It works from 8 am to 8 pm Monday to Saturday and from 8 am to 2 pm on Sunday. It will remain closed on national holidays.
Ladies, Gents and Upper class Waiting rooms are available on platform 1. These are open 24 hrs a day.
RETIRING ROOMS AND DORMITORIES.
These are located on the first and second floors of the station building, above platform 1.There are 27 rooms in all, including 8 AC rooms, 18 Non-AC rooms and 1 room for railway officers. The dormitory has 50 beds in it.
The post office is to the left of the main entrance of the station building. Registration of letters is done between 10am and 1.45pm and again from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Postage stamps are available between 8am and 8.30pm. Speed post facility is available round the clock. It remains closed on Sundays and National holidays.
The medical shop is located in the station concourse. It works from 9.30am to 9.30pm.
The Telecom center is located in the station concourse. Local, STD and ISD calls can be made from here. Telegram booking can also be done. It is open round the clock.
The Internet parlor is located in the station concourse. It is open between 6am and 11.30pm.
The Bookstall is located in the station concourse. A wide variety of novels and periodicals in different languages are available .It is open from 5am to 8.30am, 10am to 2.30pm and from 5pm to 9.30pm.
The vegetarian refreshment room (VRR) located on platform 1 is open from 6.15am to 10pm. Satkar is a vegetarian restaurant located in the station concourse open between 5am and 11pm.
Comesum is a 24hr multicuisine food plaza located near the entrance to the foot over bridge. Passengers can order food from here to be delivered to their respective coaches by calling 56904478.
There is a tourist center maintained by the Karnataka State Tourism Development Corporation (KSTDC) located in the station concourse. Package tour booking for 1,2,3,5 or 10 days to different tourist spots in Karnataka can be made from here. It works between 7am and 7pm. It can be contacted at 22870068.
There is a fruit stall run by HOPCOMS located in the station concourse. It is open from 9 am to 830pm.
24hr prepaid auto facility is available opposite the main entrance of the station building for more information please contact 26741467 or 9844108837.
TWO AND FOUR WHEELER PARKING.
Two and four wheeler parking facilities are available opposite the main entrance of the station building. Overnight parking facility is also available for any number of days
At present BMTC operates 7 trips, one each to JP Nagar 6th phase, BTM Layout, Chennamankere via KR Market and Kathriguppe, Vijayanagar and Chandra Layout, Nandini Layout, Jeevanbheemanagar and Koramangala.
There are two Canara bank ATMs one in the station concourse and the other adjacent to the reservation office.
SPECIAL AMENITIES FOR THE HANDICAPPED-
Ramps to facilitate the movement of wheel chairs into the station concourse, reservation office and all platforms.
Drinking water sinks in all platforms.
- Customer Facilitation Centre