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Cuttack To Get State-Of-The-Art Netaji Bus Terminal

Cuttack: A state-of-the-art inter-state bus terminal will come up in Khannagar area of Cuttack with an expenditure of Rs 65 crore, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Wednesday.

The proposed bus terminal to be named after freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose aimed at facilitating hassle-free movement of passengers.

The bus terminal will be constructed on 12 acres of land and have modern facilities for passengers. As many as 180 buses can be parked at the terminal at once. The three-storey terminal building will have waiting rooms for passengers, food court, cloak rooms, e-vehicle charging points, among other facilities.

Moreover, an Integrated Information Management system will be there for the passengers.

An area of around 2 acres adjoining the proposed Netaji Bus terminal, will be reserved for development of commercial complex on public-private partnership (PPP) mode.

A decision has been taken to extend the Ring Road by 2 km for the proposed terminal. The detailed circulation plan will be finalised in consultation with all the stakeholders.

Notably, the existing Badambadi Bus Terminal in the Silver City caters to large number of buses on a daily basis. However, it is facing space crunch due to growing demand of bus parking.

Besides, it is reeling under various problems like lack of public amenities, encroachment by vendors and inadequate drainage, unorganised parking, undefined entry and exits, spillover of bus parking on main road due to insufficient space.

(Edited By Suryakant Jena)

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