Odisha Transport Minister Ramesh Chandra Majhi directed officials to expedite the modernization work of the Baramunda Bus Station in Bhubaneswar. The bus stand is in dilapidated condition and it needs a facelift, as travelers have been facing many problems.
Minister Majhi held a review meeting with officials on Wednesday and reviewed the status of modernization work of Baramunda bus stand. Ministers stated that with an aim to make this a model bus stand, the state government has prepared an outlay of around Rs. 2.38 crore for the modernization work. Out of the total amount, around Rs. 1.59 crore will be spent for the renovation of road and bus parking at the terminals, and tender process has been competed, minister added.
Minister said that Baramunda bus stand is the biggest bus stand in the state with having connectivity to other states and people across the state and other states alight daily. He assured to provide facilities like drinking water, toilets to the travelers at the bus stand. Majhi discussed about other issues like road connectivity to the bus stand, toilets for people, bus terminal modernization, construction arch and renovation of building in the review meeting.
Management of toilets with 24 hours of water supply will be given to private institutions and government has made special budget allocation for cleanliness of the bus stand, minister added. Considering the need for a facelift of the bus stand, Majhi said the state government aims to make this as a model bus stand.
Sanjay Rastogi, OSRTC Chief Managing Director, Saroj Patel, General Manager OSRTC, and other officials were attended the review meeting.