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Thesis Synopsis-2015

Redevelopment of Mangalore Junction Railway Station, Mangalore
Introduction: Train travel is the most commonly used means of long distance transport in
India. People from different strata of society travel in trains. But as the city is growing, this
small scale railway terminal has been of great inconvenience in terms of infrastructure as well
as its failure to make a lasting first impression. For transport hubs, passenger satisfaction is
the foremost preference in terms of infrastructure and comfort either departure or arrival.
The Mangalore Junction Railway Station has trains connecting to more cities as compared to
Mangalore Central Railway Station. And since the Mangalore Central Railway Station has no
possibility of an extension, the station will soon lose its purpose as Mangalore is getting more
populated every year and train travel being a necessity. Mangalore Junction will soon be the
main station as there is space for expansion there.

Aim: The aim of the project is to provide architectural solutions by developing the existing
terminal with consideration of the current scenario as well as foreseeing the future growth of
Mangalore and to build a new terminal which provides access and security for the passengers
who need to get to the second and third platform without any hassle. All in all giving the
passengers a very captivating welcome to the city of Mangalore by designing a railway
terminal which fulfils international standards.


To widen and organise the platforms in such a manner to avoid overcrowding at peak
To provide separate entry and exit so that the passenger movement is one way.
To connect another connecting terminal at the 3rd platform for faster access to the
To make the structure entirely barrier free.
To make an architectural statement in the building so as to treat as though it’s a
gateway to the city.
To improve the existing parking by providing more space to park their vehicles and
better movement of vehicles to avoid confusion.
To ease the access from the main road to the station.
To develop more pedestrian friendly connections between various related nodes.


  Study of Mangalore and its population, determining the percentage of floating
population, people who travel in trains on what time basis, the busiest time of the day
and their destination and from where they arrive. To identify the various issues
interrelated with the railway station, its scale, nature, intensity of usage and the
relationship with the users’ behavioural characteristics in India, thus forming solutions
to the same.

Name of the student: Shalaka Sreekesh|USN: 4SN12AT025 | Batch

reservation office. One of the proposed works include the second entry to the station. And with this in mind we have to cater to the needs of the passengers as well. Belgium to give an idea of a station that fulfils international standards.    Feasibility: The Southern Railways Palakkad Division has proposed plans worth crores at the Mangalore Central Railway Station. drinking water supply arrangements. signals and signal cabins. reception and departure lines and sidings. watering or fuelling facilities. station buildings. Their goal is to make a world class railway station which will be the prime element of the city. Case study of Turbhe railway station located at the suburbs of Mumbai and Madurai junction . tea stalls. 2 Name of the student: Shalaka Sreekesh|USN: 4SN12AT025 | Batch 2012-2017 . carriage and wagon requirements such as loco shed. Only the passenger requirements such as waiting rooms. Station Master's office and other offices. The traffic requirements such as goods sheds and goods get a clear understanding of what a railway station should be according to Indian standards. running rooms for guards and drivers and staff canteens would be considered too. brake down trains and arrangements for the same and station equipment and loco. platforms and platform sheds and approach roads will be dealt with as well as the access from various roads around the station will be changed to convenience. refreshment rooms. Scope and limitations: The scope of this thesis is only to demonstrate the passenger facilities of the station building and the circulation associated with it. An internet case study on Santiago Callatrava’s Liege Guillemins Railway Station. inspection pits and staff requirements will not be dealt with in this project. enquiry office. MANGALORE   Literature studies on the standard Indian railway station and the standard international station. To articulate a design based on all the data and information congregated over the due course of time. There is need for a bigger and more functional railway station because with a city that grows as fast as Mangalore. there has to be flexibility in the facilities provided. In doing so the staff requirements such as rest houses.Thesis Synopsis-2015 SRINIVAS SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE. bath rooms and toilets. Provide a comparison so it’s possible to design an international standard railway stations which fulfil all the requirements of an Indian terminal and more.