State-of-the-art bus terminal in Cuttack


Bhubaneswag Jan 13: The state gov-ernment has decided to develop a state-of-the-art bus terminal at l{hannagar in Cuttack city at a cost of Rs65 crore.

 Holding a high-level meeting in this regard, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Wednesday announced that the bus terminal would be named after the great freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose.

 Notably, the country is going to cele-brate Netaji’s 125th birth anniversary January 23 this year Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, one of the greatest free-dom fighters, was born at Oriya Bazaar in Cuttack and received school education , them Ina tribute to Netaii, the bus stand will be named after him. 

The state government has decided to set up a state-of-the-art bus terminal in Khannagar as the Badambadi bus stand is facing traffic congestion due to lack of space leading to prob-lems for public and passengers.

 Naveen directed to set up a special kiosk in the terminal to aware the public about Netaji’s life and strug-gles. lb promote Netaji’s ideology and biography, motifs and paintings will 

be displayed at various points in the terminal. The bus terminal will have all kinds of state-of the-art facilities for the convenience of the passengers. It will include a large terminal build-ing, 180 bus bays, parking space for 247 vehicles, bus service area, a vehicle re-pair and maintenance block, and park-ing space for three wheelers.

A three-storey terminal building will be built on 1,18,000 square feet land, which will include a passenger lounge, a food court, a cloak room, a ticket office, an e-vehicle charging point, rainwater storage on the roof and a solar paneL.

 The terminal will acoommodate 180 buses at a time. There will also be an Integrated Information Management System for the convenience of pas-sengers. It was decided at the meeting to extend the Ring Road in Cuttack for another two kilometers for the construction of the terminal Besides, an area of around two acres adjoining the proposed Netaji Bus Terminal will be reserved for development of com-mercial complex on Public Private Partnership (PPP

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