Bhubaneswar:14/9/17: Delhi Integrated Multi-modal Transit System Ltd (DIMTS) has won the bid for the architectural design and market assessment studies of the much awaited Inter State Bus Terminal (ISBT) at Baramunda. The bid process was conducted by Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) as the bus terminal will be developed by BDA.
BDA on July 27 this year floated the tender for selection of an architectural and urban design consultant for the ambitious ISBT at Baramunda.
As per the requirement of the project, DIMTS will submit an “inception report’’ and “market demand assessment and best option study report’’ on the project, which is the biggest bus terminal of the state with operations connecting inter and intra state locations.
More than 1,000 buses are using the terminal of 15.5 acres and is a transport lifeline for thousands of commuters. The site is well connected with the nearby NH-16 with two wide and accessible roads.
DIMTS, a well-known organisation in developing design and market assessment studies on bus and multi-modal transport, has also developed ISBTs at Kashmere Gate, Sarai Kale Khan and Anand Vihar in New Delhi and also executed similar projects in New Delhi Railway station and multi-modal transport network for Anand Vihar Railway Station. Besides, the organisation has also done ISBTs at NIT Faridabad, Ambala city and eight towns in Jharkhand. DIMTS was one among four bidders, who participated in the bidding process.
The design components for the ISBT project, would, however integrate mixed land use development with commercial office space, retail space, multi-level care parking and open public space. The terminal will ensure passenger pick-up and drop-off (PPUDO) facilities for private vehicles, pre-paid private vehicles, pre-paid auto rickshaws, taxis, cycle rickshaws, and taxi-aggregator vehicles such as Ola and Uber.
Interestingly, the ISBT project will also have a design to integrate an efficient fibre-optic network, ensure Wi-Fi connectivity, area-wide real-time parking information display system, coordinated transit information system for intra or inter-city bus service and future mass transit system, provision for Controlled Access Management to allow pro-active monitoring of the development including CCTV surveillance and integrating Building Information Modelling (BIM) in building architecture.