Bhuabneswar: Bus stands in towns across the State will be developed jointly by Home, Urban Development and Road & Transport departments.
It was decided earlier that the Home and Urban Development departments would look after the bus stops in Urban areas except Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri.
However, due to financial bottleneck in Urban Development department, Transport department will take steps for the development of seven bus stands including Angul, Balangir, Bhawanipatna, Raygada, Nabarangpur, and Phulbani in the first phase.
In addition to these, it will also concentrate on the upgradation and maintenance of other bus stands every year.
This apart, a DPR is being prepared for the improvement of Baramunda (Bhubaneswar) and Gopalpur (Cuttack) bus stands, Transport minister Ramesh Majhi said.