Left to Right - Mr. Sushil Mantri, Chairman & Managing Director of Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd, Shri. Katte Satyanarayana, Honourable Mayor of Bangalore, Shri. K.V Mallesh, Area Corporator, Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), Mr Aditya Sikri, CEO, Propcare Mall Management India Pvt Ltd
Mantri Square, First Mall in the Country to have Connecting Bridge from Sampige Road Metro station
Bangalore, August 20th 2014: Mantri Square, one of India’s largest mall developed by Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd., a leading real estate developer in India, has added another feather in their cap by launching the first ever connecting bridge in the country, from Sampige Metro station to Mantri Square.
The connecting bridge will lead commuters from the station directly to the first floor of the mall. Present at the occasion were Shri. Katte Satyanarayana, Honourable Mayor of Bangalore, Shri. K.V Mallesh, Area Corporator, Mr. Sushil Mantri, Chairman & Managing Director of Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd. and Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, Managing Director, Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL).
The direct connection with the Bangalore Metro, which is now one of the most popular public transport modes in the city, will also help in reducing vehicular traffic and provide hassle free access to metro commuters getting off at Sampige metro station directly into the mall. The connectivity to the Sampige Road Metro Station has been jointly developed by BMRCL and Mantri Developers. This is the first and the only Metro-Mall connectivity in India.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Sushil Mantri, Chairman & Managing Director, Mantri Developers Pvt. Ltd said “ We are extremely thankful to Namma Metro for giving us this opportunity. I feel immensely proud that we are the only players in the Indian retail space offering direct access to the metro rail station in the mall. At Mantri, we have always believed in being the trend setters in the industry and introducing world class facilities. With this added achievement, Mantri Square which is considered to be Banaglore’s favourite mall, will bring more delight to its customers by giving them international shopping experience.”
Mr. Pradeep Singh Kharola, MD, BMRCL congratulated the Mantri Authorities on this first of its kind project. “ It is a great sign of growth for the city. With rapidly growing population in Bangalore, Metro has taken up the challenge and stepped in to play a very important role in meeting the transport requirements and such projects will not only encourage people to utilize the services but also will help them understand the convenience which Metro can provide. ” he said.
Mantri Square-Sampige Road metro station will provide the perfect opportunity for shoppers across the city to leverage the quick metro ride and indulge in a retail therapy at Mantri Square with 250 retail outlets and over a 10000 brands to choose from. The bridge will extend reach to the large number of Bangaloreans who avail Namma Metro services from Peenya to Sampige Road.
The 9.8-km-long strech has 10 stations and the route encompasses Yeshwantpur Industrial Area, Yeshwantpur, Sandal Soap Factory, Mahalakshmi, Rajajinagar, Kuvempu Road and Srirampuram before terminating at Sampige Road. The metro station constructed by Mantri Developers consists of two basements, one ground and one upper floor. It was opened to the public on 1 March 2014. The station area covers around 80,000 sq feet.