Tuesday, September 01, 2009

NEW CENTRE OF ATTRACTION

NEW CENTRE OF ATTRACTION
Missed your bus? Head to the food court for a quick bite. The new TTMC at Jayanagar offers a host of services under one roof
TIMES NEWS NETWORK

Bangalore: Jayanagar has a swanky public services complex now. Residents can avail of a host of services — buses, food courts, booking air tickets, ATMs, paying electricity and water bills — at the new Traffic and Transit Management Centre (TTMC). Chief minister B S Yeddyurappa inaugurated the centre opposite Jayanagar shopping complex on Monday.
COST Rs 12.9 crore PARKING 60 cars can be there at once
IT’S A LAVISH SPREAD
PLOT AREA: 3,700 sq mtr BUILDING AREA: 11,103 sq mtr BUS TERMINAL: 2,604 sq mtr BMTC OFFICES ON FIRST FLOOR: 2,880 sq mtr PUBLIC UTILITY SERVICES: 2,880 sq mtr PARKING FACILITY: 2,739 sq mtr First of 10 TTMCs
The government had promised 10 TTMCs across the city at a cost of Rs 333 crore. Jayanagar is the first among these. Other centres will be at Banashankari, Vijayanagar, Koramangala, Shantinagar, ITPB, Bannerghatta, Kengeri, Yeshwantpur and Domlur.
What does the CENTRE OFFER?
Car and two-wheeler parking Drinking water Toilets Waiting rooms for passengers KSRTC reservation counters Health centre RTO centre Post office BangaloreOne centre ATMs Food court Departmental stores Public telephone and photocopying facilities Air ticket booking Railway booking counter will be added in coming weeks
Connecting BUSES
Jayanagar TTMC will have buses plying to Kempe Gowda bus stand, Shivajinagar, Shantinagar, Banashankari, KR Market, Jambusavari Dinne and BIA
368 buses, 2,379 trips per day Swanky LOOK
Glass exterior Circular path for cars going right up to terrace Buses plying underneath, with clear signboards of destinations First and second floors have all other facilities; parking above these floors
Jaipal Reddy TO LAUNCH BUSES
Union urban development minister Jaipal Reddy will visit Bangalore on September 5 to formally inaugurate 200 blue buses commissioned under JNNURM. Each bus costs Rs 21 lakh. The Centre has borne 35% of it, the state 15% and BMTC 50%.
BMTC NUMERO UNO
The Union urban development minister considers BMTC as the country’s number one transport service. He has called it a model service and plans to implement our projects across the country. He wants first-hand experience and we are happy to share our experience and expertise, — R Ashoka | TRANSPORT MINISTER Development mantra chanted again Yeddyurappa said the TTMC concept will be implemented across the state in the next three years under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission. Bangalore and Mysore will have TTMCs. Model centres will be built in all zilla panchayats.
“Development, development, development. That is my only mantra. If we don’t deliver, throw us out and bring in any government you like. If we deliver, bring us back to power in the next elections,” the CM said.
He said Bangalore is on top of the government’s agenda. “Parks, widening of roads, lake rejuvenation, new buses... We have done a lot and will do more for the city,” he added. MP Ananth Kumar said government’s allotment of Rs 7,000 crore for the city’s development is unprecedented. “Development will be the main agenda. We will fufil all aspirations... We would like the centre to be renamed Sarige Mall or Swasahaya Mall,” he said. Transport minister R Ashoka said BMTC has been recognized as the country’s premier bus transport service. “The highest amount under JNNURM has been sanctioned to BMTC and KSRTC for their initiatives. Our system is a model for the nation.” Jayanagar MLA B N Vijayakumar said apart from the TTMC, Jayanagar will see more development in the form of renovation of the shopping complex and Puttanna Kanagal cinema hall, and construction of a stadium. A bus service to Electronic city has been sought.

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