This railway station will be different from others not just in terms of shape but also with respect to quality of services and amenities. A butterfly-shaped railway station is all set to come up at Byappanahalli in Bengaluru and it will have airport-like facilities too. The Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation (IRSDC) in association with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) unveiled the blueprint of the Byappanahalli station development project of 132 acres. The facility is expected to be built at a cost of Rs 250 crore.
Of the 132 acres, 30 acres, with a potential to accommodate 26 lakh built up area, will be given to private builders on lease for 99 years. The new station will take another three years to complete while the commercial space will be developed in next 8-10 years. Several private real estate builders have reportedly evinced interest in the property.
New station will be built on green building concept and the waiting room of the station will be almost similar to the ones you see in the airports. The main station building will be shaped like a butterfly and will have roof gardens with integrated courtyards aimed at promoting the concept of Garden City.
The station has been envisaged as a green landscape, floating above the train platforms. It is critical to promote green living to have a healthy lifestyle for people. This “urban green roof” becomes a landmark building with a strong urban presence.
The typology of elliptical shapes will be used as the design for three key buildings i.e., station building & two elliptical buildings on both sides of station building. These elliptical towers create the iconic centre of the masterplan and also make the location of the station visible from distance.
Designed as a sustainable building; natural ventilation, abundant light, green spaces are integrated in the building, creating a comfortable environment for the passengers & station staff.