Monday, November 28, 2005

Satellite bus station now functional

Satellite bus station now functional
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: The new mega satellite bus terminus near Byatarayanapura is all geared up to woo the city commuter and has started operating more than 100 services.

The 10-acre terminus houses bus stations for Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSTRC) and Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) and a bus depot. It was inaugurated a few months ago. Till recently, no buses were operating from the terminus. Only buses from Kempegowda bus station travelling towards Mysore used to halt here.

The terminus was built to ease the burden on the Kempegowda bus station. The whole project took Rs 20 crore to complete.

KSRTC Assistant Traffic Manager Nagaraj said more than 100 buses were operating from this new terminus since Sunday, November 20. Buses ply towards Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Malavalli and Kollegal.

Commuters travelling to these destinations from the new terminus are given a five-rupee reduction on their fare. The KSRTC may increase the number of buses.

Seventeen shops have been given licences and tenders have been issued for seven others. As no assistant traffic manager has been appointed for this new station, Nagaraj, the assistant traffic manager for Kempegowda bus station, is in charge temporarily.


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