Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Bangalore to have a bus stand every 5 km: Ashok

Bangalore to have a bus stand every 5 km: Ashok

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 06 Jan 2010 04:49:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 06 Jan 2010 07:36:39 AM IST
BANGALORE: Transport Minister R Ashok on Tuesday said that for every 5 km in the city, a BMTC bus stand would be constructed for better connectivity.
Inaugurating BMTC’s new Bande Maramma bus stand at Nagarabhavi IX Block, Ashok said that building a bus stand every five km in Bangalore was in the pipeline.
The minister said that besides construction of 10 new bus stands that are nearing completion in various parts of Bangalore, 10 new bus stands will be built in Jayanagar, Indiranagar and Padmanabhanagar under the PPP (private public partnership) model, which has been approved in the board meeting recently.
Ashok announced that Rs 52 lakh would be released for concrete flooring for the newly-inaugurated bus stand and directed the officials concerned to release the funds within 15 days.
On the partial shifting of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus terminal in various stages at Majestic for the ongoing Namma Metro rail work, he said the industry ministry has approved to provide 10-acre land belonging to the Government Soap Factory on Dr Rajkumar Road at Yeshwanthpur for KSRTC to operate few of its services as Metro work will go on for threeand- a-half years in Majestic.
Ashok flagged off two new buses and thanked the Nagarabhavi Residents’ Welfare Associations, who were instrumental in the construction of the newly-inaugurated bus stand as the space was being eyed by land sharks.
New bus shelter at Nagarbhavi
The Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s (BMTC) new Bande Maramma bus stand in Nagarabhavi IX Block was inaugurated here on Tuesday by Transport Minister R Ashok.
BMTC MD Syed Zameer Pasha said that new small bus stands were being built at various locations in the city from the transport corporation with providing all the basic facilities in the bus stands as well.
He informed that the new Bande Maramma bus stand was constructed at a cost of Rs 35 lakh and houses a traffic control room, bus pass distribution counter, drinking water and toilet facilities and a hotel and commercial shops.Buses will ply to the Kempegowda Bus Terminal, KR Market, Shivajinagar, Yeshwanthpur and Jayanagar IX Block routes from the new bus stand.


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