Mysuru is set to witness a significant transformation with the expansion and remodelling of its second railway terminal at Ashokapuram. The Ashokapuram Railway Station has been undergoing a comprehensive overhaul aimed at enhancing operational efficiency and accommodating the growing demands of the city.
The eagerly awaited inaugural of the expanded station, which was initially slated for August 15, 2023, has now been postponed by a month, with the new date set for September 15, 2023.
Today, an inspection of the project’s progress was conducted by Shri Pratap Simha, the Member of Parliament from Mysuru, along with T S Srivatsa, the MLA of Krishnaraja Constituency, and officials from the Mysuru Division of the South Western Railways. The yard remodelling will enhance operational efficiency and facilitate the introduction of additional long-distance trains and MEMU services from Mysuru.
The railways have undertaken the Ashokapuram Railway Station work in two phases. The Phase 1 yard remodelling works will cost Rs. 15.7 crore, and the Phase 2 work is being carried out at a cost of Rs. 13.39 crore.
Features of Ashokapuram Railway Station Expansion works
- Provision of two additional platform lines (Road-5, Road-6)
- One Stabling line – CSL 556.5m length (non-platform line-Road-7).
- Construction of new Platform No.4 & 5 –540m length including Platform shelters.
- Extension of existing Platform 1 by 87.5m and Platform 2 & 3 by 57.5m
- Extension of FOB.
- Second Entry at Srirampura end.
- Two Stabling lines for Workshop.
- Other facilities such as Coach watering arrangements, Room for PFTR, etc.
In a recent Gati Shakti Meeting at Mysuru Division, Shri Pratap Simha, the MP of Mysuru, has already requested the railways to consider changing the terminal for all the existing MEMU trains – Kaveri, Malgudi, and Chennai Intercity Express – from Mysuru Junction to Ashokapuram Station.