Swanky bus terminal at Kalasipalyam promises to end travellers' troubles

BMTC to complete Rs 60-crore facility in 24 months

Swanky bus terminal at Kalasipalyam promises to end travellers' troubles

The crater-riddled and filthy Kalasipalyam bus stand will soon turn swanky with state-of-the-art facilities.

Bringing much-needed relief to commuters, the Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is all set to construct a bus terminal on an area spread across four acres and 13 guntas at a cost of Rs 60 crore. The terminal is expected to be ready in 24 months.

DH had published a series of reports on the poor condition of the bus stand which is plagued by several issues, including lack of basic amenities. No less than three lakh passengers travel from this bus stand using BMTC, KSRTC and private buses every day.

On Thursday, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah laid the foundation stone for the project, besides inaugurating a new bus depot at Anjanapura. Apart from platforms, drinking water, toilets and seating facilities, the proposed bus terminus at Kalasipalyam will also include BMTC offices, food court, shops and terrace parking facilities with a covered roof.

Bus depot at Anjanapura

Spread over one acre 35 guntas of land, the new bus depot in Anjanapura was inaugurated on Thursday. It was constructed at a cost of Rs 4.15 crore. The depot has facilities like vehicle repair platforms, administrative officers, cash and ticket section, traffic section among others.

From this depot, 35 schedules with 361 trips are being operated on various route numbers from K R Market, Kempegowda bus stand, Shivajinagar bus stand, City Civil Court, Domlur TTMC, Banashankari TTMC, Jayanagar bus stand, Mukkodlu, JP Nagar 6th Phase and Vasanthpura.

The ceremony also saw the inauguration of employees’ quarters constructed at a cost of Rs 7.79 crore.

The quarters consist of 36 houses each having a built-up area of 620 square feet and include two bedrooms, one hall, one kitchen and toilet. Besides, BMTC also has plans to construct modern bus stations at BTM Layout at a cost of 60 crore and depots in several places in the City.

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