Mysuru Railway Station Expansion: 350 Staff Quarters Likely To Clear Way

Monday, May 9, 2022

With the ambitious Naganahalli Satellite Terminal — at an estimated capital expenditure of Rs. 789 crore — becoming a quagmire over land acquisition and budgetary constraints, the South Western Railway (SWR) is looking at expanding the congested Mysuru City Railway Station and there is a proposal to utilise the space at present occupied by staff quarters.

These staff quarters have been built on the land owned by the Railways and if the proposal is accepted by the Railway Board, over 350 staff quarters beginning near the CFTRI Gate railway station entrance from Vani Vilas Water Works on KRS Road till the A. Ramanna Circle (Railway Colony) will be demolished. Before that, the 350 families that are presently living there will have to be relocated.

The Mysuru City Railway Station handles over 45 trains (to and fro) daily with over one lakh passengers and the vicinity is the busiest all the time with arrivals and departures from various sections including Bengaluru, Hassan-Sakleshpur, Nanjangud and Chamarajanagar. There are many outstation trains that reach destinations beyond Karnataka. In addition, goods wagons too pass through.