Bengaluru to Showcase First movable freshwater tunnel aquarium in Railway Station

Passengers waiting for trains at Krantiveera Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station in Bengaluru can visit the 12-feet long tunnel aquarium and a Paludarium built on the Amazon River concept by paying fee of Rs 25.

The Indian Railway Station Development Corporation (IRSDC) Limited has built the aquarium in collaboration with HNi at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore with the aim of enhancing the passenger experience at the station.

Passengers who enter the Aquatic Kingdom can see alligators far bigger than 21 feet, 3 ft long stingrays, eels of 31.2 feet, sharks, lobsters, snails as well as shrimps. The 6-feet long and 3-feet wide paludarium showcases the terrestrial and aquatic life of the Amazon.

Apart from KSR Bengaluru, the corporation has been entrusted with the mandate to undertake facility management at four other stations: Pune, Anand Vihar, Chandigarh and Secunderabad.

The corporation is a joint venture of three companies and has been appointed as a nodal agency to fast track the redevelopment of railway stations and harness the commercial value of the space.