Union Surface Transport Minister Jaipal Reddy expected to inaugurate

Mysore, July 7 (JP) – The KSRTC Mysore Division’s newly constructed Transport Infrastructure facility and Bus Bay at R.S. Naidunagar in City will be inaugurated on July 10 by Union Surface Transport Minister S. Jaipal Reddy.

Speaking to Star Of Mysore, KSRTC Divisional Controller Srinivas said that he would be going to Bangalore today to make the necessary arrangements.

The facility, which has been constructed ahead of schedule, comes under the JNNURM project. It is one of the five satellite transport and public amenity facilities that will come up around the core of the present City Bus Stand, will have three floors. Located on the three floors will be modern rest rooms, commercial offices, a post office, bank, an ATM, a cyber café as well as two or more restaurants which will be located on the ground floor. There is a lift facility apart from broad stairs. The basement, which is the vehicle parking lot, can accommodate 20 cars and 450 two-wheelers. The spacious bus bay will have around 150 buses plying everyday from the six bus bays and five platforms.

Srinivas said that the Naidunagar Infrastructure Facility and Bus Bay were designed by Span Consultancy of Bangalore and the construction done by Nagarajuna Constructions Ltd. of Hyderabad.

“The quality and third party audit inspection was being done by STUP Consultants of Bangalore who are also the project consultants. We began the work in 2008 and it was supposed to be completed by October 2010. But Nagarjuna Constructions have got it ready by July itself,” he said.

Srinivas also said that the restroom facilities specially designed for the disabled have also been constructed on the ground floor and on the upper floors.

He said that he expected around 150 buses to ply to and from this Bus Bay everyday and they will be linking up with the other four similar facilities in city that will also come up soon.

There will also be buses plying to and from Bangalore and Gundlupet from this facility. “But this depends on the number of passengers. We have see to the viability of these Bangalore and Gundlupet services,” he added.

Srinivas also said that this facility will have Passenger Information System (PIS) for which global tenders have already been called for and this work will commence soon. He said this facility had been visited by a team of World Bank officials as well as the Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award Audit team. So far tenders have been submitted by firms based in Germany, Singapore, France, Russia and United Kingdom.

Srinivas said that other similar Transport Infrastructure facilities would be set up at Sathagalli on 3.33 acres of land at a cost of Rs. 34.84 crore, at Yelwala on 19 guntas of land at a cost of Rs. 6.01 crore, at Kuvempunagar on 2.16 acres of land at a cost of Rs.18.36 crore and on Chamundi Hills on 27 guntas of land at a cost of Rs 3.88 crore.

He said that Sathagalli Transport facility would have a basement parking facility for 100 cars and 950 two-wheelers and five floors of public amenities. It would have 16 bus bays and 5 platforms. The Kuvempunagar Transport facility would have basement parking for 80 cars and 800 two-wheelers and three floors with 15 bus bays and 6 platforms. The Yelawal Transport facility would have basement parking for 10 cars and 180 two-wheelers and three floors apart from 6 bus bays and 3 platforms. The Chamundi Hills facility will have parking for 8 cars and 40 two-wheelers and 6 bus bays and 3 platforms. The Chamundi Hills as well as other Transport facilities would have lifts while the Kuvempunagar facility would have 2 lifts and two sets of stairs.

Courtesy : Star Of Mysore