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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has laid the foundation stone of the Cuttack Netaji Bus Terminal

Cuttack:23/1/21:Odisha Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik has laid the foundation stone of the Cuttack Netaji Bus Terminal on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. The state of art terminal will help decongest the heritage city & will emerge as a model for others.

Built on 11,000 square meter area, the bus terminal will have 180 bus bays & parking space for 275 cars. With all the necessary facilities for the passengers & a sophisticated design, the terminal will also add to the elegance of the SilverCity.Paying tributes to the great patriot, CM said that Netaji was born & brought up in Cuttack. He learned his lessons of selfless service & struggle on this soil. To give him a fitting tribute Odisha will celebrate his 125th anniversary with much fanfare throughout the year,
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The proposed bus terminal will be developed on 12-acre land belonging to Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) at a cost of Rs 65 crore. The terminal will have motifs and paintings on Netaji’s life and his sacrifice for the country. The terminal will have a three-storeyed terminal building, regular bus bays to accommodate 180 buses at a time, space for local and Mo Bus service, bus repair workshop and special parking lot for four-wheelers and three-wheelers.

The terminal will have all amenities like ticket counters, restroom, cloakroom, food court, and e-vehicle charging station, rooftop rainwater harvesting, and solar panels. It will also have an integrated information management system for the benefit of passengers.

The idea behind setting up a new bus terminal was to accommodate an increasing number of buses and ensure modern facilities for passengers as the existing one in Badambadi area remains crowded all the time.

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