The proposal has been sent to the State Government for approval

The Coimbatore Corporation has readied the Vadavalli bus terminal proposal and sent the same to the State Government for approval.

Sources in the civic body said that they had prepared a drawing of the bus terminal in such a way that it accommodated a little more than 10 buses and also had provision for shops. The terminal is supposed to come up on a plot, which is less than an acre and is opposite the farmers' market (Uzhavar Sandhai). The reason for having shops was to generate revenue that would meet the terminal's expenses, the sources said and added that was in keeping with the State Government's thinking on the subject.

The Municipal Administration and Water Supply Department would scrutinise the proposal, suggest changes, if any, and most likely fund the project with a grant.

The Vadvalli bus terminal was one of the schemes Mayor S.M. Velusamy highlighted in his budget speech the other day. As part of the Corporation's efforts to improve infrastructure in added areas, the civic body would establish bus terminals in Vadavalli and Kurichi, he had announced.

The proposal to set up a bus terminal in Vadavalli was first mooted by the erstwhile Vadavalli Town Panchayat, though. The municipal council had passed a resolution stating that the place where the buses were parked at Vadavalli caused inconvenience to passersby, commuters and also to drivers, all of who suffered for want of space.

The Corporation, after annexing the local body, took up with the proposal and had pursued it with the Commissioner for Municipal Administration, thanks to nudging from consumer group. K. Kathirmathiyon, Secretary, Coimbatore Consumer Cause, had appealed to the civic body to pursue the project in right earnest and provide the terminal facility to the residents of the area.

Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy said that the Corporation was pursuing the proposal with all sincerity and would ensure that the terminal turned a reality at the earliest.

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