Bengaluru metro network to get another station, courtesy Infosys
IT major Infosys' philanthropic arm, Infosys Foundation will soon add a station to the Bengaluru metro network, as per an agreement between the company and BMRCL. The station to be built at Konappana Agrahara near Electronic City will cost the company Rs. 200cr. It will reportedly maintain it for 30 years. To be built in two phases, the station would be ready by 2021.
Station infra: Space for exhibition, solar panel on roof
To be named Infosys Foundation-Konappana Agrahara Metro Station, it'll be spread across 2L square-feet. Out of that, 3,000 square-feet will be dedicated to Infosys Foundation, where local craftsmen and artisans would host exhibitions and showcase their artwork, for free. The station roof will support solar-panels, making it a sustainable building. Also, a bridge would be built linking the station directly to the Infosys campus.
Station boon to thousands of commuters in the city: Murthy
Murthy, along with Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) MD Ajay Seth signed on the dotted lines, in the presence of CM Kumaraswamy and his deputy G. Parameshwara at Vidhana Soudha. Before signing, Sudha Murthy, Foundation Chairperson said it's a payback to "our motherland and serve people." Meanwhile, Seth hoped "this new route" will "ease traffic woes along this busy corridor."