Chengalpattu to get new bus terminus by December 2024

A work order is to be issued for construction soon; the proposed terminus will cover 9.95 acres, have 107 bus bays, a restaurant, shops and parking facilities

October 05, 2023 11:54 am | Updated October 08, 2023 08:39 pm IST - CHENNAI

An artist’s impression of the Chengalpattu bus terminus.

An artist’s impression of the Chengalpattu bus terminus.

The Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) announced the opening of tenders for the construction of a new bus terminus in Chengalpattu. This project will come up on 9.95 acres of land (40,274 square metres) near the Venpakkam panchayat.

An official of the CMDA said that a work order would be issued in 15 days as the tender process had been completed. “The work is expected to be completed in 18 months since the date of work order issuance. So, tentatively it should be completed in December 2024,” the official said.

“The CMDA has taken up major infrastructure work in the expanded area [of the city]. The Modern Chengalpettu Bus Terminus will be constructed at a cost of ₹97 crore and is to benefit thousands for easy commutation,” said Minister P.K Sekarbabu, who is the chairman of CMDA.

According to official sources, the CMDA has proposed a terminal building of 7,046 square metres with ground, first, and terrace floors. It will have 46 bus bays at the terminal and 61 bus bays in the depot. It will have a depot workshop area spanning 1,120 sq.m and a depot office area of 630 sq. m. A fuel station spread over 936 sq.m of land is planned within the premises, according to sources.

The terminus will have 30 shops on the ground floor and a restaurant. The parking lot will have a capacity to accommodate 67 cars and 782 two-wheelers.

An aerial view of the proposed new bus stand in Chengalpattu

An aerial view of the proposed new bus stand in Chengalpattu | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement

The CMDA official said that after taking into account the needs of persons with disabilities at the Kilambakkam Bus Terminus in Chennai, similar features will be added to the Chengalpettu terminus.

The copy has been edited to correct the cosntruction cost of the Modern Chengalpettu Bus Terminus
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