Thursday, August 20, 2009

Majestic stop for Namma Metro

Majestic stop for Namma Metro
Kempe Gowda Bus Stand gets ready for Metro work

With ‘Namma Metro’ work set to enter Majestic area by this month-end, the Kempe Gowda Bus Stand (KBS) is all set for decentralisation. It will be a multifold operation for Tamil Nadu bound buses. While Chennai-bound buses including Rajahamsa buses to Salem will operate from Shantinagar bus stand, ordinary buses to Salem will travel from MCTC (Mysore road satellite bus stand). However, premier services like Volvo buses for all destinations will still operate from the Kempe Gowda Bus Stand.
Mysore and Kerala-bound buses have been operating from MCTC bus stand for sometime now. Buses to Chittoor and Tirupati (Andra Pradesh) will move to NGEF grounds. Services to other sectors like Hubli, Gulbarga and Mangalore are from Kempe Gowda Bus Stand.
A KSRTC official said, “We are going to hand over 20.23 acres of land for the Metro project. After completion, Metro would retain 7.5 acres for operations and return the remaining land. We also plan to decentralise premier services gradually.” KSRTC will shift depots to other areas. Arrangements have also been made to park KSRTC vehicles on Balekai Mandi (on Magadi road near Sirsi Circle).
The existing car parking facility has been cancelled and will make way to ensure easy movement of Hassanbound buses.


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