Foundation stone laid for Modern Bus station at Belagavi was laid on December 3, 2016 and now it seems the works will begin from January 26, 2017.
All the shop owners within in the CBT Belagavi have been asked to remove their belongings by Jan 26 said minister R Ramalinga Reddy, Minister for Transport.
Speaking to press reporters the minister said that, Belagavi Bus stand would be a modern bus stand and one of its kind in the state with all modern amenities.
The work of removing the old structure would commence from Jan 26 and it is expected that work will finish in time frame of 24 months.
A sum of Rs.30 crores have been sanctioned for building of depots at Athani, kagwad, Hukkeir, Ankalagi etc.
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.