The Belagavi Central Bus stand which is the door way to North Karnataka will now get a hitech look in the next 24 months at the same premises.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah today laid the foundation stone for the construction of the Modern Bus station at Belagavi on December 3, 2016.
The said bus stand was built in 1962 according to sources and about 1600 buses ferry commuters to various part of the state and country.
Contractor: Mansaram Vikram Pawar ( HARSH CONSTRUCTIONS PVT LTD )
Time required: 24 months
The project includes construction of new modern bus station, covered accommodation, Parking Area pavement concrete, City bus shelter, Water supply, Sanitary, Electrical H.T. Works, Wiring, lighting, fire fighting etc., as directed by the Engineer in-charge of work.
In February 2009 a similar Request for proposal was first floated to be built on PPP model but with no bids were received in that format.
In 2010 again similar tender was floated to be built on Lease-cum-Development Format Design-Build-Operate-Transfer (DBOT) basis.
But there were no takers for this plan and even after the RFP/ Tenders were open for two occasions no one actually bid for it.
The project site (CBT and divisional Workshop) the current bus stand it self. The existing Belgaum Central Bus Station of NWKRTC is located in the heart of Belgaum city on an area of 3.08 acres. The adjacent NWKRTC Divisional Workshop is located on 4.68 acres.
The new bus stand will have 41 bus bays, bus circulation and parking areas, auto-rickshaw lane, taxi parking lane, basement parking for private vehicles, passenger entry/ exit, Terminal building consisting of passenger circulation and waiting areas, ticket/ reservation counters, cloak room, first-aid room, waiting rooms, passenger amenities like drinking water, toilets, yatri nivas etc., restaurant, shops, kiosks and administrative offices, crew restrooms, parcel office and other facilities.
With the growing population, proposed traffic would be as follows:
30 bus bays and passenger amenities for around 1,500 passengers presently
41 bus bays and passenger amenities for around 2,000 passengers by 2015 and
74 bus bays and passenger amenities for around 3,700 passengers by 2031