Overbridge at Kempe Gowda Metro station gets approval from passengers, lack of roofing a sore point

Raghavan, a medical representative, landed up drenched at the Kempe Gowda station from BMTC.

Published: 05th October 2018 05:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th October 2018 10:42 AM   |  A+A-

The FOB connecting the KG Metro station with the bus terminals | Express

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: The moment it was inaugurated, the public began making good use of the foot overbridge (FOB) connecting the Kempe Gowda Metro station with the BMTC and KSRTC bus terminals. The sudden drizzle though dampened the mood as the bridge did not have a roofing above and many were spotted running to avoid getting drenched or opening up their umbrellas.  

A flight of stairs will take commuters heading to KSRTC to Terminal One where buses bound to Andhra Pradesh, Hubbali, Davengere, Shirdi, Mumbai, among other places, start off. Among the happy pedestrians, today was M Kusuma, a regular commuter on BMTC as well as the Metro. “I board a bus from Cubbonpet to Majestic daily and head to Central College. I used to walk a circuitous route to enter the Metro station. This is really such a relief for me to just walk one bridge and reach the station,” she said. 

Raghavan, a medical representative, landed up drenched at the Kempe Gowda station from BMTC. “The bridge is really very useful. But if there is no roofing above it, public will really suffer both when it is extremely hot and when it rains like today,” he said.   Raagini, a student, said, “Imagine getting drenched along with your luggages. The entire bridge needs to have a shelter above it.” 

Mahendra Jain, Additional Chief Secretary told TNIE, “Roofing is required in my view. I will advise Metro Managing Director to take it up in consultation with and participation of the Transport department.”


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

  • suresh

    Metro related facilities lack prior planning and are taken up in knee-jerk fashion. It is appalling that a simple thing like connecting link between railway station and metro hub was not taken into account while planning the metro. And now the lack of a shelter over the head !!! It is a collective failure of all authorities with the prime responsibility resting on the government.
    2 years ago reply
flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp