KSRTC to operate buses toNorth Karnataka from Peenya

Our Bureau Bangalore | Updated on August 21, 2014 Published on August 21, 2014

With an aim to decongest the Kempegowda Bus Stand (Majestic) and to provide seamless connection to North Karnataka, KSRTC has taken up construction of Peenya bus stand.

The new bus stand will be constructed in an area covering an area of six acres at a cost of ₹39.25 crore.

According to BNS Reddy, Managing Director, KSRTC, a total of 1,021 departures to North Karnataka, Tumkur, Pavagada, Davanagere, Kunigal, Hassan, Chikkamangaur and Mangalore zones will be shifted in a phased manner to the new bus stand.

“We were forced to take up construction, as at present due to space congestion at majestic area, the operation of buses has become difficult. Also due to heavy traffic jam around Kempegowda Bus Stand public and passengers are put to hardship daily,” he said.

A few years ago, when construction of Metro Rail commenced, Majestic area got crowded and some buses operating to the other parts of the State and inter-States had to be shifted to Mysore Road Bus Stand, Shanthinagara, Byappanahalli (NGEF) and Kalasipalya bus stand.

Once the new bus stand at Peenya is ready, the following is the timelines of shifting buses: In the first phase 136 express buses of Hubli zone and the second phase, 151 (59+92) express buses of Hospet and Bellary zone. Third phase will see 150 express buses of Shimoga zone and fourth phase 416 express buses of Hassan zone.

In the final phase, 168 (116+52) Tumkur non-stop and Pavagada zones express buses will be shifted. The new bus terminal is expected to earn ₹3.20 crore income from the commercial complex.

Published on August 21, 2014
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