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 34 months after the commencement of work still the same is not complete and about 80-85 % work looks to be completed from the outside.
As per the schedule, it should have been ready by Jan 2019 and normally there is a grace period of 6 months in the contract.
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 )
The time required: 24 months
The project includes the construction of a 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.
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.