Bhubaneswar all set to get its first Inter State Bus Terminal

Inter State Bus TerminalBhubaneswar will soon have its own Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Baramunda.

The concept for the same was presented to the State Government by Bhubaneswar Development Authority.

Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) will design the project at a cost of Rs 180 crore.

To be developed over 15 acres, the Baramunda ISBT will have a 4-acre patch reserved for commercial development in future.

11 acres will be utilised for development of multi-modal transport hub, with a greater focus on intra-city, intercity (intra state) and interstate bus services.

In next two months, BDA will select the contractor and the engineering drawing for the project. The construction will start by June this year and the first phase of the project will be over by  June 2019.

The terminal will ensure passenger pick-up and drop-off (PPUDO) facilities for private vehicles, pre-paid private vehicles, pre-paid auto rickshaws,  taxis, cycle rickshaws, and taxi-aggregator vehicles such as Ola and Uber.

There is also a provision of Wi-Fi, fire detection and fire fighting system, area-wide real-time parking information display system, passenger information display system, passenger announcement system, CCTV surveillance, water treatment system, use of alternate energy source like solar power, sewage treatment plant, effluent treatment plant for bus wash, elevators, escalators and building management system.

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