KARNATAKA

Bus stands to be upgraded at Rs. 100 crore

Staff Correspondent

Government urged to release the funds as a special grant

BIDAR: The North East Karnataka Transport Corporation will upgrade its infrastructure at a cost of Rs. 100 crore. This would include upgrading bus stands, building commercial complexes and stalls, improving the floor inside the bus stands, housing for staff and better passenger amenities, new chairman of the corporation Subhash Kallur said in Bidar on Thursday. He was speaking to presspersons after visiting the corporation office here.

Priority

Of all the proposed projects, priority will be given to repair, reconstruction and upgradation of bus stands, he said. We have requested the Government to release Rs. 100 crore as a special grant to take up this project, Mr. Kallur said. Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy and Deputy Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa have promised to release the funds, he said.

The corporation will also take up upgradation of the Humnabad bus stand at a cost of Rs. 2.5 crore and the Bidar bus stand at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore.

The canteen in the Bidar bus stand will open in a week. We will build a commercial complex in the old bus stand in Bidar at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore and another at a cost of Rs. 20 lakh in the new bus stand in Bidar, he said.

City buses will start plying in the old fort city of Bidar, he said.

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