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For better facilities: Transport Minister R. Ashok with a model of a hi-tech bus terminal in Mysore on Sunday. Minister in-charge of Mysore district Shobha Karandlaje is seen.
For better facilities: Transport Minister R. Ashok with a model of a hi-tech bus terminal in Mysore on Sunday. Minister in-charge of Mysore district Shobha Karandlaje is seen.

Staff Correspondent

The seven projects will be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs. 108.59 crore

The Suburban bus-stand and City bus-stand will be modernised

Five hi-tech bus terminals with various facilities will be constructed

MYSORE: A total of seven projects to improve the infrastructure of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation in Mysore, including the modernisation of the Suburban bus-stand and City bus-stand, under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) was launched by Transport Minister R. Ashok here on Sunday.

Speaking after unveiling the foundation stone for the seven projects, which are estimated to cost a total of Rs. 108.59 crore, at KSRTC depot in Bannimantap, Mr Ashok said the projects also envisaged the construction of five hi-tech bus terminals..

The work which started on Sunday is expected to be completed by July 17, 2010.

The Suburban bus-stand, which is spread across 4 acres 31 guntas of land, will be upgraded at a cost of Rs. 23.08 crore.

A two-storeyed building will come up at the bus-stand. It will have parking facility for cars and two-wheelers in the basement and a food court, restrooms for men and women, police outpost and a luggage corner on the first floor.

The second floor will house a multi-purpose auditorium, health centre, post office, bank and an information centre.

The City bus-stand, which will be modernised at a cost of Rs. 15.17 crore, will have platforms, bus bays, toilets, and stalls.

Under the projects, five hi-tech bus terminals or Inter-Model Transit Centres (IMTC) will come up at Sathgalli, Kuvempunagar, R.S. Naidu Nagar, Yelwal and Chamundi Hills.

The IMTC coming up on 5 acres 14 guntas of land at Sathgalli at a cost of Rs. 35.56 crore will have a host of amenities including parking space for 220 cars and 500 two-wheelers.

The Rs. 18.19-crore IMTC at Kuvempunagar will be spread across 2 acres 18 guntas of land and will have several amenities.

The IMTC coming up at Yelwal will be built at a cost of Rs. 6.50 crore while the IMTC at R.S. Naidu Nagar will cost Rs. 6.03 crore. The IMTC-cum-Tourist Amenity Centre coming up at Chamundi Hills at a cost of Rs. 4.06 crore will have ticket counters, toilets, an information centre, food court, besides stalls for “paan beeda” and flowers.

Earlier, welcoming the gathering, Managing Director KSRTC Gaurav Gupta said an estimated 1,79,000 passengers commute by KSRTC buses in the city every day

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