Bhubaneswar: Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday announced for setting up of a modern bus terminal at Khannagar in Cuttack at a cost of Rs 65 cr. The bus terminal will be named after Netaji Subhas Bose. This will be set up under 5T initiative of Odisha government.
Worthwhile to mention that on January 23 the nation will celebrate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji. The freedom fighter was born in Odia Bazar in Cuttack. He had also studied in the city.
The Odisha government has decided to shift the bus stand to Khannagar keeping in view of tremendous rush and lack of space at Badambadi, the current location of the bus stand.
The Chief Minister said a kiosk will be opened in the new bus terminus at Khannagar in which Netaji’s ideals and biography will find a place for making people aware of the matter.
The proposed bus terminal will be a three-storied building with modern facilities for the passengers. It will have Regular Bus Bay, parking lots for local and Mo Bus, repair and maintenance block and special parking provision for four-wheelers and auto rickshaws.
The terminal building will be constructed over 1.18 lakh sqft area which will house passengers waiting rooms, food court, cloakroom, booking counter, e-vehicle charging point, water harvesting system and solar panels.
The bus terminal will have the parking facility for 180 buses at a time and will have an integrated information management system.
The existing ring road of Cuttack will be expanded up to two km. The programme was coordinated by CM’s 5T Secretary V K Pandian. The programme was attended by Chief Secretary, Development Commissioner, Addl Chief Secretary, Home, Principal Secretaries of Housing and Finance, RDC Central region and District Collector of Cuttack.