Kolkata: New Town is set to get another modern bus terminus in Action Area III, as well as an elevated connector in Action Area II, on Tuesday. The two projects will be inaugurated by state urban development and municipal affairs department minister Firhad Hakim.
The project has been constructed on a 2.35 acre plot with space for 50 buses. The terminus complex has a central seating area, an administrative block with a first-aid room, a pantry and a toilet block. There will also be a charging station for electric buses. A space has also been reserved for construction of food kiosks.
Officials said that the surrounding area of the terminus has three large housing complexes – Sukhobrishti, ELITA Garden Vista and DLF New Town Heights – and the total projected population is one lakh. Over 10 bus routes have already been operating from this location to the city and Howrah. “With this new terminus, more bus routes will hopefully be introduced,” said a Hidco official. Till now, the township has had only one large bus terminus – in Action Area I.
The 580m overbridge will connect the Bagjola canal bank road with the Fintech hub, IT hub and education hub of New Town. The project was stalled for some time due to technical reasons and work finally started last May after a revised design was finalised.