Mangaluru: Proposed bus stand project at Pumpwell being shifted to Padil?

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Jun 25: Land at Pumpwell had been acquired about a decade back for setting up of a well-equipped central bus stand of the city there. Now it appears that the city corporation and district administration are now thinking of relocating the bus stand to Padil in the city outskirts.

Currently, the complex of the district deputy commissioner's office is being constructed at Padil. It is felt that it would be beneficial for the people if the bus stand comes up in the vicinity of this complex. Moreover, the city (junction) railway station is located nearby. As such many have been arguing that Padil will suit the bill more than Pumpwell.

There is a 17-acre plot owned by private persons next to the proposed deputy commissioner's complex. It has been decided to hold discussions with the land owner.

Land reserved for new bus stand near Pumpwell Circle (file photo)

Pumpwell has already become a hub of traffic and traffic pressure is high there. The pressure will increase if a bus stand is built there. Therefore, many have expressed the opinion that shifting of the bus stand away from Pumpwell is the best solution. It is said that experts have also predicted problems at Pumpwell during rainy season. There are also differences between the corporation and the department of national highways on the proposal to build road from the bus stand to the highway. Therefore, this project does not appear to be going anywhere.

There was plan to construct integrated transportation hub at Mallal private, inter-city bus stands, shopping centre, offices etc. In 2009, 7.23 acres of private land had been acquired for the purpose. The officials also plan to set up substation at Pumpwell. One more substation will also come up at Kurur. These things are still in the state of proposals in the smart city meetings, and final decision is yet to be taken.

City corporation commissioner, Narayanappa, said that the proposal for bus stand at Pumpwell has not been shelved but a decision to set up well-equipped bus stand near the deputy commissioner's complex at Padil has been taken. He said that once this land area is fixed, further steps would be taken.


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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    A newly built bus stand at an inconvenient place at BC road is totally deserted and used by stray dogs as a shelter! After sometime, it will become a home to the homeless and beggars!!

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  • Gladson, Mangalore

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    best location will be under the underconstruction flyover at pumpwell.........that is not getting ready anytime soon

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  • SMT, Mangalore/Dubai

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Dear Authorities..
    Wherever you want to build the bus stand no issues... but atleast do that....

    we are hearing this from our childhood.... may be our children's might also say same thing after few years.. :-)

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  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    Will Shifting the bus stand to Padil, really decongest the city arterial roads, during peak office hours ??? Mangaluru town planners should be visionaries, for the future generations.... Why not a Metro line to Suratkal n Bantwal ??? The city should attract entrepreneurs to set up industries in the surrounding districts....... doing so, will certainly prevent mass migration, of educated youths to other states n nations !!!!!!

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  • Pasha, Karnataka

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    The metro is overdue. It should run from Kasarkod to Kundapur. This will definitely ease traffic on the highways. The frequency should be increased during peak hours & reduced during off-peak hours. Buses should run round trips from/to the station. Instead of simply burning diesel, generate electric power from renewable sources. This will in-turn lead to less traffic jams, reduced pollution, less accidents & also less bus drivers who behave as cowboys.

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  • Vishrith R Shetty, Mangalore/Trichy

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    First do 4 lane road from pumpwell to padil junction

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  • Roger Pinto, Kinnigoli

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    This bus stand plan has taken 10yrs already . It's time to plan monorail project and forget bus stand . Anyway it will not happen in next 10yrs so better not waste energy and time

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  • Dinesh, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    By the time bustand is set up .... bus service will be stopped....

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  • John Tauro, M'luru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    If the bus stand is shifted to Padil, what about passengers arriving from Bantwal, Puttur and Belthangady who need to go to commercial areas like Hampankatta and Bunder? I hope buses coming from Udupi and Kundapur will pass via Hampankatta or Balmatta. In such case all city and local service buses must be permitted to ply up to State Bank.

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  • JWL, KSA, M'lore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    All these plans, proposals and acquiring prime lands looks like only to grab land in the name of Projects and later sell to the Builders!!!! These The Mafia of Politicians and Govt., babus fooling people!!!

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  • xyz, Pumpwell

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    This is one of the best example of what a politician can do save their property. If govt acquires the property, he has to settle for the govt agreed rates. This is the core reason. It's not the traffic or the rain water.

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  • gratia, mangaluru

    Tue, Jun 25 2019


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  • Lambert, Mangalorean

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Nextgen will be travelling by personal Helicopters.

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  • Walter, Qatar

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    What an idea sirji? It will not happen as this is only for media. Our MLA/MP's will talk and sleep for another three decades!!

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  • lesley, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Its better main bus stand goes behind padil - towards parangipet area which is totally empty land and the high way is too broad too and safe. As it is there are so many buses and all busses can take their routes till that main bus stand and avoid traffic jam in city. The same can be planned well too and smart city development can be done with proper broad roads in that area, like a greater Mangalore city.

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  • Deepak, Mang/dxb

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    This will be excellent idea if happened to open up city congestion. DC office and bus stand in padil will open up a new city area away from city and it's a entry point for those coming from Bangalore.

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  • Subhash Chandra, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    dhoora ayija marre padil ? ade poda bus patharra ..?

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  • Chatty Shetty, mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Good news. The bus stand will open when benki nalin will turn 75

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  • Robert, Spain

    Wed, Jun 26 2019

    10 number PADIL mantrik onte SADIL

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Very good news. Administration has tried their level best for Proposed bus stand. And they have selected nearly 4 places so far and failed. And finally in future only one place now left/available now is Bengre . I hope if they failed there , then only option is Arebian sea.

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  • Lester Pinto, Mangalore-Chennai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Another 20 years!!!

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  • Joseph, Qatar

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Before it's too late the authorities should take a public opinion and then move forward. The authorities SHOULD NOT have their say. This is deliberately being altered on
    grounds of selfish motive and to satisfy the social-vested interest of some concerned person (s) to obtain kick-back/greasing of palms.

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  • SBM, Mangalore

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    The area in padil is very less and congested when compared to pumpwell.

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  • El En Tea, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    You mean Padil no conjugated its sadil to the traffic
    Which Bustand for pvt buses or Govt.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 25 2019

    Thanks to Nalin,
    Padil also has a Swimming Pool ...

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