Swami Vivekananda Road metro station

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Swami Vivekananda Road
Namma Metro station
Station statistics
Address Swami Vivekananda Road, Bangalore
Coordinates 12°59′30″N 77°39′19″E / 12.99166°N 77.65540°E / 12.99166; 77.65540Coordinates: 12°59′30″N 77°39′19″E / 12.99166°N 77.65540°E / 12.99166; 77.65540
Structure type Elevated
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities Parking available
Other information
Opened October 20, 2011
Operator Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (BMRCL)
Preceding station   Namma Metro   Following station
Purple Line

Swami Vivekananda Road, commonly referred to by the abbreviation SV Road, is a station on the Purple Line of the Namma Metro in Bangalore, India. [1]

Bengaluru Santhe[edit]

The Bengaluru Santhe is an exhibition on Swami Vivekananda Road, near the metro station, to promote and help artisans from rural areas. It was inaugurated by the Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) on 8 May 2013. The exhibition has provisions to allot 83 stalls for artisans and members of self-help groups to exhibit their products. fee of Rs100 per stall per day. The artisans have to share 5% of the revenue with the BMRCL. The shops can be rented out for a maximum period of 60 days. The artisans have no problem to pay the fee of Rs 100 per day but they are worried about the lack of response from the public. BMRCL rents out a stall for a fee of INR1 (1.7¢ US)100 per day, and also takes 5% share of the revenue earned by artisans. Stalls can be rented out for a maximum period of 60 days. However, the exhibition has received low attendance since opening, with artisans blaming a lack of publicity and facilities such as eateries, entertainment and parking place for vehicles as causes.[2]