Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today visited the Baramunda Bus stand here to review the progress of the inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) work. The Chief Minister said that the project is expected to be completed in 18 months at the cost of Rs 180 crore. “I am sure, it will be a new landmark in Bhubaneswar,” the CM told media after reviewing the project.
There are two phases of this project. First phase involves a bus depot at Khandagiri and the second phase will be development of Baramunda Inter-State Bus Terminus. The first phase has been completed. Naveen expressed satisfaction over the quality of the new bus depot at Khandagiri. The State Government intends to develop the Baramunda ISBT as India’s major bus terminal.
The work of Baramunda ISBT is being carried out under the 5-T charter of the Chief Minister. This involves, state-of-the-art technology and design, ample facilities for passengers and space for buses.
During the CM’s visit, Minister Ashok Chandra Panda, MLAs Ananta Narayan Jena and Sushant Rout, Chief Secretary Asit Tripathy, Secretary to CM (5T) VK Pandian, Police Commissioner Sudhanshu Sarangi and Municipal Commissioner Prem Chandra Chaudhary were present.