Noida: State-of-the-art bus terminal expected to be ready by July
(Sourced from PTI)
Around 70% of work has been completed on an upcoming state-of-the-art bus terminal in Noida, which is expected to be ready by the end of June, said officials. Being developed at a cost of Rs. 140.64 crore, the bus terminal is located in Sector 82 on the Dadri-Surajpur-Chhalera (DSC) road and spread over 31,400 sq meters, a senior official of Noida Authority said.
The new terminal will have space for both state transport as well as private buses. This will give a major boost to public transport system here, Noida Authority's General Manager Rajeev Tyagi said. A total of Rs. 109.44 crore is being spent on the infrastructure work, while another Rs. 31.20 crore is the cost of electric work on the premises.
Around 70% of civil work is complete, and 75% of electric work has been completed. The project is scheduled for inauguration on June 30, 2019, Tyagi said. The state-of-the art bus terminal was first proposed in 2012 and was part of Noida's Master Plan 2031. The project finally took off in January 2015 and has already missed one deadline in 2016.
According to officials, the terminal will have separate bays for buses and planning has been done to avoid any congestion due to overcrowding of vehicles, or passengers. The passengers will also have amenities including ATMs, pharmacy, vending machines all within the premises, even as they could wait in the waiting hall of the terminal. There will also be ample parking space.
622 cars could be parked in the building's basement, while 39 buses could be parked on the level above the basement, Tyagi said. There'll be space for parking 26 cars, 12 taxis, 33 auto rickshaws and space reserved for parking 24 vehicles of the staff.