The development of Vyttila Mobility Hub as part of the urban development proposals in the State budget has received Rs. 5 crore that could initiate the second phase of development. The mobility hub, preparing to enter the second phase with a Rs. 40-crore project plan, is waiting to have the design of the metro rail station that could be integrated into the plan.
The allocation would probably be enough for the tendering process, said M. Beena, managing director of the Vyttila Mobility Hub Society. The works can start only after the designs of the metro rail station come through.
The second phase of the hub design involves construction of the main terminal with two basements and bus bays in a multi-storeyed complex that will have the ground and first floor for the buses and further four floors as a commercial complex. The upper floors for the commercial complex would probably need to be redesigned to have the metro rail station, she said. A city terminal would also be part of the second phase development. The current terminals would be re-arranged for buses to various directions, she said.