In February 2009, we had published a story Belgaum bus station will be developed; but after SEVEN years the NWKRTC has found Mansaram Vikram Pawar ( HARSH CONSTRUCTIONS PVT LTD ) who will build the new Modern bus station at Belagavi.
This was the Third call made and this time the work order has been at last finalized and alloted to HARSH CONSTRUCTIONS PVT LTD, a Nashik based company.
The Company has bid for the said project at Rs.32,48,54,759.59 (Thirty Two Crore Fourty Eight Lakh Fifty Four Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty Nine (dot) Five Nine Only.)
The estimated time for completion of the project is 24 months.
Chief Minister Siddaramaiah will lay the foundation stone and commence the work on December 2, 2016.
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