Special Correspondent

The work is to be completed in 20 months

It is to give inter modal transport facility at one place

BANGALORE: The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation has proposed to set up Inter Modal Transit Centres in Mysore funded by the Union Government under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

Outlining the details of the project, Managing Director of the KSRTC A.P. Joshi said apart from the transit centres, the KSRTC would upgrade two bus stations in Mysore and a Passenger and Tourist Amenity Centre (PTAC) atop Chamundi Hills at a cost of Rs. 85.25 crore.

All these works were scheduled to be completed in about 20 months. The task of tendering the projects was in progress. The sites have been identified for the four transit centres at Sathagalli, Kuvempu Nagar, R.S. Naidu Nagar and Ilawala.

Mr. Joshi said the project aims at giving the passengers inter modal transport facilities under one roof.

This will encourage park and ride facility (where commuters can park their motor cars and two-wheelers and take a bus to their destination) which will encourage the use of public transport instead of individual vehicles.

The project will also provide bus-rail-air reservation counters for advance bookings and the facilities for various bill payments such as power, telephone and revenue.

The transit centres and the PTAC will have a modern design and other amenities, including clean toilets, health centres, library and rest rooms and hygienic restaurants.

The Union Government will bear 80 per cent of the project cost (Rs. 68.20 crore) while the State Government and the KSRTC will each bear 10 per cent of the cost.