Urmila Marak May 03 2014

Byappanahalli: A Transit Hub

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A nondescript settlement a decade ago, Byappanahalli in East Bangalore has seen a boom on all fronts in recent years. The neighbourhood, which was once considered to be at the city’s utmost end, is now well connected not only by road and rail but also by the upscale metro. It has shaped up as one of the major boarding points in the city. This stands testimony to the area’s development as a transit hub.

This locality off Madras Road is used as a detour to connect to the Bangalore International Airport (27 km). Major bus depots like Majestic (28 km), Madiwala (23 km), Kalasipalayam (22.5 km) and Satellite (27 km) are well connected to this neighbourhood with BMTC buses plying frequently. While the Namma Metro connects other important centers of the city like Indiranagar (17 km), Ulsoor (18 km) and MG Road (22 km), even places like C.V. Raman Nagar (13 km), K.R. Puram (14 km) and Koramangla (22 km) are easily accessible by bus.

Commercialisation brought in several malls and multiplexes to the area. Today it also boasts of many fine dining as well as budget restaurants, where people waiting to board their buses can just go to their places of choice according to their budgets. People getting off the bus or train in Byappanahalli can easily hop into a metro rail and get on the MG Road route to visit several places of interest in the city like the Ulsoor Lake, Lal Bagh or go shopping to Brigade Road or Commercial Street. Top operators like SRS Travels and SRM Transports ply their buses on this route.

Now, with the South Western Railway’s plans to build a world-class railway station at Byappanahalli, which can serve around 5 lakh passengers daily, coupled with the bus and metro connectivity, this locality will soon be the first built-in transit hub for all commuters in the city. So, whether you need to board a train, a bus or the metro, Byappanahali will be your preferred boarding point.

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