Madikeri to get private bus shelter

Madikeri to get private bus shelter

 The long pending demand of the residents of Madikeri to have a private bus shelter will be realised soon. The work on the bus shelter will be taken up at the earliest. With the High Court quashing the PIL filed by an individual against the construction of the private bus shelter in the identified land, the process for the construction of the bus shelter has begun.


The present private bus shelter situated in the heart of the city is highly congested. With the increase in number of vehicles, there is not enough space for the parking of the buses.
A full-fledged bus shelter will come up on three acre land belonging to Agriculture University, Bangalore, on Race Course road.

The Agriculture University had handed over its land to the district administration in 2009 itself. Later, the district administration handed over the land to the CMC to take up the work. However, a PIL filed in the High Court against the construction of the private bus shelter in the agriculture land in 2010, affected the construction of the bus shelter. Now, the High Court has quashed the PIL.


The CMC had prepared detailed project report of the bus shelter in 2009. The estimated cost of the project was Rs 7.85 lakh.


The bus shelter building will have a hotel, lodge and hall. The work on the shelter will be taken up on BOT basis. The private company will be given contract for 25 years to maintain the bus shelter. The tender will be invited shortly, said CMC commissioner Shashikumar.

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