CUTTACK: Minister of Commerce and Transport, Nrusingh Charan Sahu, laid the first stone of the interstate bus terminal in Gopalpur, near Cuttack on Monday. The construction of the modern interstate bus terminal with capacity for 1000 buses will be completed. within three years, said the Minister.
After the approval of Prime Minister Naveen Patnaik, the state government sanctioned `120 million rupees for the construction of the bus stop that would be produced in an area of 42.64 acres of land delivered to the Department of Commerce and Transportation. A sum of `1.44 million rupees has been sanctioned by border walls, whose work will start on Tuesday, the minister added.
The bus terminal, which would be the state’s first ultramodern bus terminal, will feature all modern facilities, such as a waiting room for passengers, a food court, toilets, a market complex and a large parking area. In addition to hiring an appropriate security guard, closed circuit cameras will also be installed to closely monitor the bus stop.
The new interstate bus terminal in Gopalpur would benefit both bus drivers and passengers as well as relieve congestion at the Badambadi bus stand. Among others, the Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs Chandra Sarathi Behera, Secretary of the Department of Commerce and Transportation Srinivasan, collector of Cuttack Susant Kumar Mohapatra, Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation Bikash Mohapatra, Cuttack RTO Dipti Ranjan Patra and Inspector of Motor Vehicles R Dalabehera were present.