V S Acharya opens air-conditioned bus stand in Udupi

District-in-Charge Minister Dr V S Acharya inaugurating AC bus stand in Udupi on Saturday.

Speaking on the occasion, he said for the first time in the history of 44 CMCs, an AC bus stand is being built in the State. The service bus stand wherein Express buses to Mangalore leave have been built on BOT (Build Operate and Transfer) basis.

Stating that Udupi is fast growing, he said the Udupi CMC has completed 75 years. It has won first place in cleanliness in the State. The government has already released Rs 25 crore on account of diamond jubilee celebration of the CMC. The work on Gundibailu-Kalsanka road will be widened at the earliest, he added. CMC President Kiran Kumar said the AC bus stand was built with the help of Bharadwaj Enterprises of Manipal.

The CMC has not spent any amount for the same. The right for advertising space is solely assigned to the party that has been involved. The party can look after the maintenance task by collecting the advertisement revenue. “We have sign the BOT based contract for 15 years and the bus stand will be handed over to the CMC once the time bound is met,” he said. MLA Raghupathy Bhat also spoke.

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