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Odisha CM dedicated Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar for public

Bhubaneswar:1/3/24: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday dedicated the much-awaited Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bus Terminal in Bhubaneswar.

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that this bus terminal will succeed in providing better services to the passengers and Bhubaneswar will become an important landmark as well as a new identity in Odisha.
The Chief Minister further said that Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar had a major role in drafting our Constitution. He is known as the Founder of the Indian Constitution. The Odisha government has named this bus terminal after him in recognition of his contribution to the country. This is the best tribute of the people of Odisha to Babasaheb on the occasion of 75 years of independence. A gallery based on Babasaheb’s life and ideals has also been made inside the bus terminal to make everyone aware of Babasaheb’s contribution. This state-of-the-art bus terminal has been developed under the direct supervision of 5T Chairman Kartik Pandian. From the beginning to the end, the 5T Chairman visited the construction site many times and reviewed the progress of the work.

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The inter-state bus terminal (ISBT) at Baramunda, one of the biggest bus terminals in the country, is poised to become a crucial transit hub not only for the residents of Odisha but also for those from neighboring states.

Built under the aegis of 5T Initiatives, it is a significant project that will benefit the people of Odisha by providing a modern and efficient transportation hub. The terminal is designed to cater to the needs of passengers and provide them with a comfortable and convenient experience.

The terminal is equipped with modern amenities such as state-of-the-art Aahaar Centre, restaurants, multistoried car parking, pick-up/drop-off facility, solar panel system, and sewage treatment plant.

It also has provisions for police facilitation centre to ensure the safety of passengers, administrative building for managing the terminal operations, toilet facilities for passengers, ramp facilities for the convenience of passengers with disabilities, and baby feeding rooms for mothers travelling with infants. Besides, there will be children’s play area, a primary health clinic, and additional parking for seasonal buses.

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Earlier, the Chief Minister had approved the proposal to set up a Police Outpost in the premises of the terminal to ensure passenger safety and security.

With the terminal set to accommodate 700 to 800 buses daily initially, with potential future expansion to 1700 to 1800 buses, the passenger traffic is estimated to reach significantly to 35,000 to 45,000 individuals daily.

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