Yeshwanthapur Station to get makeover :

Yeshwanthapur Station to get makeover :

A makeover awaits Yeshwantpur railway station with the South Western Railways (SWR) planning to upgrade its facilities with an investment of about Rs. 15 crore.  Keeping the increased number of passengers and Metro in mind, SWR is planning a better parking facility and ticket counters at the station which sees a daily passenger traffic of over 40,000 to 50,000.

In collaboration with the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (BMRCL) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC), the SWR is creating a multi-level car parking and better accessibility.

The contract for the redevelopment project will be awarded next week and March 2019 has been fixed as a deadline for its completion, including Metro Foot Overbridge.  The project will finally include the foot overbridge connecting the railway station with Yeshwantpur Metro station.

The railways have taken an initiative to provide the bridge as part of the station redevelopment project, which will help about 8,000 people who switch between the Metro and railway station every day. The Metro station sees a ridership between 15,000 and 20,000 (both entry and exit) and about half of them are railway passengers.

Inside the station, a new waiting hall, escalator for platform 6 and widening of the foot overbridge towards Tumakuru side by an additional five meters has been planned. Outside, six vertically large open structures with a front facade will give a new look to the station.  The vacant land belonging to railways will be developed commercially to maximize its potential. South Western Railway’s second busiest station, Yeshwantpur sees an annual footfall of 89 lakh passengers.

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APMC Yard-Yeshwanthapur

APMC Yard-Yeshwanthapur

Yeshwanthapur is a sub locality in the north western part of Bengaluru City. It is located to the north of Malleshwaram and west of Hebbal.  This constituency has 5 wards. The biggest  wholesale market of agricultural produce in the city, the Yeshwanthpur APMC Yard, is situated in Yeshwanthpur.

APMC Yard:

Located 10 kms. from the heart of the city at Yeshwanthapur, this yard is the South India’s biggest regulated agricultural market. Spread over 93 acres houses 1,980 wholesale shops that employ nearly 2,000 workers and trade in a mind-boggling variety of things Indians need every month: onions, garlic, potatoes, rice, atta, sugar, pulses, chillies, jaggery, coconuts etc. Even if the entire South India goes out of stock, this market can still supply potatoes and onions to the city and adjoining places.


The APMC yard at Yeshwantpur is a beehive of activity. Trucks laden with various agricultural produce stream into the yard from across the state and country. The unloaded vegetables are stored in sacks in shops. Most of the produce, including potatoes and onions, do not need any special care from rotting.


The Bengaluru APMC has constituted two flying squads of enforcement personnel to check on a daily basis the stock of essential commodities around the city.