The district administration of Cuttack on Tuesday claimed that under-construction Netaji Bus Terminal (CNBT) in the city will be ready for operation within nine months.
According to reports, construction work for the proposed bus stand to be built around 20 acres of land is now in full swing.
A temple complex including the Sai temple, Smasan Kali Temple and Dakshin Kali Temple near Khannagar crematorium will be developed at the spot. The temple complex will provide the space for people to relax before boarding the bus at CNBT.
“It will be one of the biggest bus terminals of Odisha. The State Government has sanctioned Rs 2 crore for a temple complex which will add to the beauty of the terminal. We hope the terminal and the temple complex will be finished within nine months. It will be developed as an iconic structure and will be beneficial to the denizens of the Millennium City,” said Cuttack District Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani.
The district administration is also trying its best to ensure staying and drinking water facilities to the passengers in the terminal. A huge water tank is being built to cater to the drinking water requirement of the passengers in the terminal and the local residents as well.
“The water tank will cover the Old LIC Colony, Raja Bagicha and Khan Nagar area. The construction work for the same has been continuing for the last one and half years. Hopefully, the project will be finished within next two months,” said Pradip Kumar Mohanty, PHD Project Manager.
Meanwhile, people of Cuttack have expressed their delight over the expedited work in the terminal.
“Considering the congestion at Badambadi Bus Stand, the new terminal is a good and timely project by the State government. The construction work is running very fast. We are hopeful that the project will be finished on time. People of Cuttack are happy that the terminal is named after Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, the son of the soil,” said Pramod Mohapatra, a resident of Cuttack.
(Edited by Suryakant Jena)