EXHIBIT 1...EXTERNAL VIEW OF METRO STATION AT MAJESTIC
EXHIBIT 2 INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE METRO STATION
The above two diagrams if read properly for all practical purposes shows the orientation of the NADAPRABHU KEMPEGOWDA METRO STATION. It is at this station that the PURPLE and GREEN lines of the Metro system meet and people interchange from one line to another.The PURPLE LINE GOES FROM BYAPPANAHALLI ON OLD MADRAS ROAD TO KENGERI ON MYSORE ROAD and the GREEN LINE FROM NAGASANDRA ON TUMKUR ROAD TO YELACHERAHALLI ON KANAKAPURA ROAD.
WHERE IS THIS STATION LOCATED?
The Metro Station is located in one corner of the Majestic Area towards COTTON PET side.It has the Railway Station road on one side and Shantala Silk Road on the other and on the other two sides has the KSRTC bus platforms 1 and 2.The Metro terminal makes a womb like stucture at the Cotton Pet Road end engulfing Platform 3 of the KSRTC. It is slightly far from the Indian Railways Train Station but the underground walk-way connects the Indian Railways Train Station to the Metro Station.
HOW MANY ENTRY GATES DOES THE STATION HAVE?
In the Exhibit 1 there are four Entry Gates shown. Entry 1 is on the Railway Station road side. On entering this gate there is a downward going steep escalator that links the top to Platform 2 which is the Metro Station for trains towards Kengeri.
The Entry 2 links the Metro Station to KSRTC bus terminals 1 and 2.
The Entry 3 exits into an underground tunnel that goes under the Shantala SIlk Road to UPPARPET/BALEPET/TULASI GARDEN also called CHIKKA LALBAGH.
The Entry 4 technically leads to PLATFORM 3 of KSRTC. However the KSRTC terminal 3 can be also reached from Entry 1 gate..
WHERE IS THE TOILET IN THIS STATION ?
One has to enter the PAID area for access to the TOILET. The TOILET is slightly hidden in this Station. The Toilet is close to Entry 4 or the Entry that leads to Terminal 3 of KSRTC. Drinking Water is also avaliable here. If you are in Platform 2 ..go up the Escalator once ..and on the right is another Escalator leading towards Entry 4 and in the side is the Toilet. Do not exit from any of the Card/token exit points for the toilet. Once you are out of the paid zone there is no access to the Toilet.
What is the General Design of this Metro Station?
THIS METRO STATION HAS TWO UNDERGROUND CHAMBERS.THE AISLE IS ON THE TOP WHERE THE ENTRY GATES AND TOILET EXIST. THE FIRST UNDERGROUND HAS THE PURPLE LINE.(BYAPPANAHALLI TO KENGERI AS OF NOW).THERE ARE TWO INDEPENDANT PLATFORMS FOR THIS LINE. PLATFORM 1 THAT GOES TOWARDS BYAPPANAHALLI.( CUBBON PARK, MG ROAD AND ULSOOR ARE KEY METRO STATIONS ON THIS STRETCH) AND PLATFORM 2 WHICH GOES TOWARDS KENGERI.(KSR RAILWAY STATION,VIJAYANAGAR AND RAJARAJESHWARI NAGAR,JNANABHARATI BANGALORE UNIVERSITY ARE KEY STATIONS ON THIS STRTETCH).IN THE FIRST UNDERGROUND OF THE PURPLE LINE THERE ARE TWO INDEPENDANT PLATFORMS NAMELY 1 AND 2 ADDING TO CONFUSION OF COMMUTERS.
IN UNDERGROUND 2 ARE PLATFORMS 3 AND 4. THE BASIC ISSUE HERE IS THERE IS ONLY ONE PLATFORM HERE WITH TRAINS USING THE TWO SIDES OF THE PLATFORM.THIS IS CALLED SINGLE PLATFORM DOUBLE RAIL LINE SYSTEM.THIS SYSTEM IS USED BY THE ENTIRE KOLKATA METRO.ONCE YOU ARE IN THIS PLAFROM THERE IS NO CONFUSION AS THE DESTINATIONS ARE CLEARLY MENTIONED ON THE WALL.
How many Escalators are there in this Station?
In Exhibit 2 four Escalators are shown. Escalator 1 and Escalator 2 are within the CIRCLE AREA of the top AISLE. Escalator 1 takes you to Platform 2 going down its two components. This is in Under Ground 1. When you go further it goes to Underground 2 of the Green Line. ESCALATOR 1 IS MARKED L1 IN THE FIGURE.
Escalator 2 shown as L2 in Exhibit 2 takes you down to platform 1 in Under Ground 1 and further down it leads to Underground 2 of Green Line namely platform 3 and 4.
Escalator 3 shown as L3 leads to Entry Gate 4 or E4 THAT LEADS TO ksrtc terminal 3.
Escalator 4 shown as L4 links Entry Gate 1 to Platform 2.
How many Lifts are there in this Station?
There are two lifts in this Station shown F1 and F2 in the diagram Exhibit 2..The Lifts connect the top Circular Aisle to both the underground platforms.
HOW TO GO FROM PLATFORM 1 TO PLATFORM 2 ?
VERY SIMPLE ..THERE ARE TWO WAYS. GO UP THE ESCALATOR TO THE CIRCULAR AISLE AND DIAMETRICALLY OPPOSITE YOU WILL SEE AN ESCALATOR GOING DOWNWARDS LEADING TO PLATFORM 2 OR YOU CAN ALSO USE THE LIFT AND GO ONE FLOOR DOWN.SIMPLER AND FAST WAY IS TO USE THE ESCALATOR.
THE OTHER WAY IS GO DOWN ON THE ESCALATOR TO PLATFORM 3 AND 4 AND WALK ALONG THE PLATFORM UNTIL YOU REACH THE STAIRS OR ESCALATOR THAT LEADS TO PLATFORM 2.
HOW TO GO FROM PLATFORM 2 TO PLATFORM 1?
JUST REVERSE THE PROCEDURE MENTIONED ABOVE.