Bhubaneswar: Odisha Government today announced to construct an ultra-modern bus terminal on 12 acres of land at Khan Nagar in Cuttack city at an outlay of Rs 65 crore.
The ultra-modern bus terminal will be named after great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose announced Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik.
The bus terminal will be constructed under the 5T programme of the State Government, said an official press release issued today.
Worth mentioning, the nation will be celebrating Netaji’s 125 birth anniversary on January 23 this year.
The great freedom fighter Subash Chandra Bose was born at Odia Bazaar in Cuttack city and had done his early schooling in the city.
The State Government’s decision to construct the ultra-modern bus terminal at Khan Nagar was prompted by the shortage of space at the Badambadi bus stand and inconvenience faced by the commuters.
The ultra-modern bus terminal to be constructed at Khan Nagar will have a dedicated kiosk to share information with the public on the life and struggle of Netaji. The terminal will have a variety of motif and paintings to educate the public on the ideology and life of Netaji. The bus terminal will be replete with all modern facilities for the convenience of commuters which include a large terminal building, regular bus bay, demarcated spaces for local and Mo Bus service, repair and maintenance block and special parking arrangements for four wheelers and auto rickshaws.
The three-storeyed terminal building will house passenger rest shed, food court, cloak room, ticket counter, e-vehicle charging points, roof top rain water harvesting and solar panels.
The terminal will have parking facilities for 180 buses at given point of time. It will also have integrated information management system for the benefit of passengers.
It was decided at the meeting to expand the ring road in Cuttack by another two kms for the construction of the terminal.
The meeting was conducted by Secretary to CM (5T) V K Pandian.
Among others Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretary Home department, Principal Secretary Commerce & Transport department, Principal Secretary Housing & Urban Development department, Principal Secretary Finance, Revenue Divisional Commissioner (Central) and Collector Cuttack attended the meeting.
During the meeting Works Secretary made a presentation on the proposed project.