Tenders for Kalasipalyam bus stand complex soon

The State government will invite tenders in four months for the civil work on the Kalasipalyam bus stand complex.

Transport Minister Ramalinga Reddy told reporters here on Saturday that the government would go ahead with the Rs 240-crore complex proposed at Kalasipalyam. While the first floor of the complex will accommodate private buses and other vehicles, the second and third floors are meant for BMTC and KSRTC buses respectively. The fourth floor will have shops, the minister said.

Reddy said Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily would be requested to supply diesel to the State-run transport corporations at wholesale price.

The minister said diesel costs Rs 4.50 more per litre in retail market and hence, the State government would appeal to the Centre to supply the fuel for transport corporations at wholesale price. The minister said that in Kerala, Tamil Nadu and other states, employees of transport corporations get salary from the government whereas in the State the transport corporations bear the wage bill. In order to reduce financial burden on transport corporations, the chief minister would be requested to bring down the cess on petroleum products, Reddy said.

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