It was the Bhagya (fate) of the Belagavi Central bus stand, the work for the modernization commenced on January 28, 2017 at last after planning since 2009 and was to be completed in 24 months.
But when the site was reviewed at most 60-65% of the work seems to have been completed.
As per the schedule, it should have been ready by Jan 2019, but now it has been 5 months after it still not completed and looks like it may take another 6-9 months for completion.
Foundation stone laid for Modern Bus station at Belagavi was laid on December 3, 2016, and work began a year later in 2017.
Contractor: Mansaram Vikram Pawar ( HARSH CONSTRUCTIONS PVT LTD )
Time required: 24 months
The project includes the 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 itself. 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.