Urban Railways

Bangalore Metro Mulls Peenya Integrated Transport Hub

Basaveshwara KSRTC bus terminal in Peenya suffers from poor connectivity and remains unused. although there are two metro stations, Peenya Industry and Jallahalli, in vicinity, the bus passengers are reluctant to use the bus terminal. KSRTC bus station is 1 km from Jalahalli Metro station and 1.4 km from Peenya Industry station.

Now, things may change for the Bus terminal as Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) is considering to set up a Integrated Transport Hub at Peenya by constructing a station on the Green Line (Yelachenahalli – Nagasandra), improving connectivity to the unused Rs 40-crore Bus Terminal,.

“The new station will be off the main line. The train (from Yelechenahalli side) will take the depot track from Peenya Industry station. Those coming from Nagasandra will have to change at Peenya station. This can be done in 12 months if KSRTC, BMTC and the transport department are willing to use the bus terminal,” BMRCL managing director Ajay Seth said.

According to him, the location of the new station will facilitate an integrated transport hub in Peenya. The entry and exit will be through an FOB connecting the new station and the bus terminus across the road. BMRCL officials said the new station will integrate various transport modes.

“The idea is that KSRTC, BMTC and inter-state public and private buses (coming from Nelamangala side) should use the terminus. The two-acre vacant land can be used for private buses,” an official said.

KSRTC had shelved the plan to shift buses heading to Tumakuru, Pavagada, Davanagere, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru to the terminal due to poor patronage. The proposals for a skywalk and travelator between Metro and bus stations remained on paper.