Thursday, February 24, 2005

Shantinagar Bus Terminus, most modern?

Deccan Herald

Four bus bays with 16 platforms with a capacity to hold 30 buses at a time, vehicle parking facility for 100 two-wheelers and 180 four-wheelers — the Shantinagar bus terminus is said to be the country’s most modern bus station, reports DHNS from Bangalore.

One of the special features of the bus terminus is the pedestrian subway connecting all platforms, ensuring safe transit of passengers. The State of the Art bus terminus, set up at a cost of Rs 23.50 crore has a spacious space to locate a Garden Restaurant on the second floor. The Shantinagar bus terminus is aimed at decongesting the Kalasipalyam and Kempe Gowda bus stations. All City buses heading south-towards Bannerghatta Road, Hosur Road, Sarjapura Road, Jayanagar, J P Nagar and Banashankari will now start from and end at this terminus. Bus services will start from Friday, BMTC sources said. Though seven floors have been planned, four floors have been completed and commissioned in the first phase.

The BMTC initially plans to operate more than 1,000 trips a day from the bus stand. Four ring road schedules were formally inaugurated by Chief Minister N Dharam Singh.


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