New Inter-state Bus Terminal coming up at Cuttack
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has announced the state government’s plan to construct a new state-of-the-art bus terminal at Khannagar, Cuttack. Funds worth Rs 65 crore has been allocated for the project, which will be named after Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose. This project will come under the umbrella of the state’s iconic 5-T initiative.
As per the plan, modern facilities such as terminal building, regular bus-bay, space for local and Mo Bus service, repairing and maintenance block, and a parking lot for four-wheelers and auto-rickshaws will be developed in the new terminal. Facilities such as passenger waiting room, food court, cloakroom, ticket booking room, e-vehicles charging point, rooftop rainwater conservation, and solar panels are also included. To enhance the efficiency of the project, the Cuttack ring-road will be extended to another 2 km.
The terminal will have the capacity to accommodate 180 buses and will have an integrated information management system, keeping in view the convenience of the commuters. In honour of Netaji, a special kiosk will be installed which will educate the public on his life and struggles. Additionally, different motifs and paintings will be put up to propagate his ideals.
The CM also congratulated the Housing & Urban Development Department, Odisha for receiving the Best State Award for JAGA Mission and the Public Health Engineering Organisation (PHEO) for Best Civic Agency Award for Piped Water Supply Scheme in all Urban Households at the Janaagraha City Governance Awards 2020.