Krishnarajapuram or K.R. Puram is a suburb 15 km from Bangalore City Railway Station. A taluka headquarters, it has many government offices. The Vengayyana Lake is at its centre and the large Yelemallappa Shetty Lake is on the east of Krishnarajapuram.
Krishnarajapuram Junction Railway Station (station code KJM) serves the international tech park along and the nearby region where many of its staffers live. So, many trains halt at Krishnarajapuram station. Krishnarajapuram Junction is on the Bangalore-Chennai main line of the South Western Railway in the Bangalore division. There is also a line to Guntakal and this track is used mostly by goods trains and oil tankers. A few Tamil Nadu and Kerala express trains heading towards the north use this line to bypass Bangalore. All trains going from Yeshvantapur Railway Station towards Bangarpet stop at Krishnarajapuram Junction.
Krishnarajapuram has four platforms and has two tracks for non-stop trains. Long-distance trains stop on platform No. 4 and incoming trains at platform No. 3. The short platform No. 1 receives goods and mail trains. It is a busy station with as many as 89 trains stopping at the station every day. The station is connected by the railway network with cities such as Chennai, Arakkonam, Bhubaneswar, Howrah, Brindavan, Nagercoil, Mumbai, Tirupati, Thiruananthpuram, Kanyakumari, Coimbatore and Rajkot.
Facilities at Krishnarajapuram Station-
Krishnarajapuram Junction Railway Station has a computerized ticket booking and reservation counters, a food court, waiting room for upper classes, pre-paid auto-rickshaws, tea stalls and drinking water facilities. A general waiting room too is at the planning stage. The old station was upgraded about a year back. Its short platforms have been extended to accommodate trains with more coaches. And they have been covered too. But the station still faces water shortage and its security needs to be strengthened, say regular commuters.
Restaurants Near Krishnarajapuram Station-
The restaurants near Krishnarajapuram Junction Railway Station include Nandhana Palace, Southern Spicy, Mondelice, Aishwaryaa Palace, Park n Eat, MMA Kababs Rolls and Biryani Center, Aroma, Banashankari Biryani Corner, Rasoi Tandoori Dhaba, Ammi’s Biryani, Domino’s Pizza, Madhushala, New Light, Sai Kripa Food Point, Impes Family Restaurant, Paratha Point, and Cocoberry.
Krishnarajapuram’s Quality Food-
One can experience the authentic, South Indian delicious taste in the food in the Krishnarajapuram suburb. Dosas of all types with butter and dry fruits are among the top favourites. Chicken of different types, appams with stew, biryanis, vadai, idlis and filter coffee with that special tang make for a great occasion. Hot badam milk and Mysore Park can’t be left out.