Cuttack to get world-class inter-state bus terminal
Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Wednesday that a world-class bus terminal is being built in Khannagar in Cuttack and will be named after Subhash Chandra Bose, who will mark the revolutionary’s 125th birthday.
He said the bus station will be built at a cost of Rs 65 crore.
In addition to a terminal building and regular bus stops, there will be space for local and Mo-Bus services, a repair and maintenance block, and parking spaces for four-wheelers and auto rickshaws.
Facilities such as a waiting room for passengers, a food court, a cloakroom, a ticket booking room, a charging station for e-vehicles, rainwater protection on the roof and a solar panel system will be available.
The Cuttack Ring-Road will be extended by a further 2 km to connect the terminal.
Patnaik said the terminal will have space for 180 buses and an integrated information management system to keep an eye on commuter comfort.
A special kiosk about Bose’s life will be set up and various motifs and paintings will be installed to spread his ideals, the prime minister said.
Cuttack is the birthplace of Bose, who graduated from high school and graduated from college in town.
The interstate bus station will have a constructed area of 11,000 m².
Around two hectares next to the terminal are to be reserved for the development of a commercial complex in public-private partnership mode, according to an official statement.
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