Udupi: KSRTC bus stand construction work delayed

Daijiworld Media Network - Udupi (SP)

Udupi, Jun 19: Foundation stone was laid for the work on the new KSRTC bus stand at Bannanje here in 2018. The bus stand was to be built in two years but because of Covid, works have been delayed.

The work is going on by following Covid-19 guidelines. As much as 70 percent of the building work has been completed. Officials say that the work on the bus stand is nearing completion and that it will be ready by October this year.

Currently, 400 to 500 buses operate from the KSRTC bus stand in the heart of the city. Buses from here move to various districts and different destinations from here including Bengaluru, Mysuru, Belagavi and Vijayapura. The current bus stand suffers from space constraints where shortage of space for bus parking, resting of passengers and parking is felt.

Many tourists, students, employees and workers are dependent on the main bus stand of the district, but the current bus stand suffers from lack of various facilities. Therefore, on a 2.5 acre land in front of Narayana Guru auditorium at Bannanje, the foundation stone was laid to construct a bus stand costing Rs 31.34 crore. Because of Covid lockdown, labour problem, delay in supply of construction materials etc, the work was delayed;

In this 30,000 square feet four storied building, there was a plan to open a multiplex cine theatre but this idea has been dropped. The ground floor has space for over 50 cars to park. In the upper storey, 18 buses and 100 two-wheelers can be parked together. Offices and commercial stalls are located in the remaining stories. Restrooms are being provided separately for the men and the women.

Arun S N, divisional controller, KSRTC, Mangaluru, says that KSRTC bus stand Udupi construction is in final stages. He said that the idea of having a huge multiplex theatre has been shelved.






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  • Bala, Padubidri

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Who is the consultant of this building? Choice of colour selected for ACP sheet spoils the look of the building.

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  • P Shetty, Udupi

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    Rs 31.34 crores to build 30,000 sqft building means Rs 10,000 per sqft !!! Construction cost should not be more than Rs 2000 - 2500 per sqft. Then, why such a huge cost being spent for this four storey building.

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  • NS BHAT, Mangaluru

    Sun, Jun 20 2021

    No bus. Then why bus stand!!?

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  • sense_Shetty, Mangalore

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    Corruption is written all over the building .. Hope I am wrong

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman / Washington, DC.

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    You are right...Maravoor bridge took 56 years to near collapse....this may collapse within next 10 years... Looking at photograph....this building may not last 10 years....Better paint picture of the Building Contractor at left side of the main entrance and PWD Engineer who accepted the work at the right side of the entrance of this Bus stop...along with their Mobile number and Home address...So people will know...whom to contact ...in case this bus stop collapses.... ...Tak...Takk...

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  • Rehan sheikh, Brahmavar

    Sat, Jun 19 2021

    Open apina dumbe apashakuna matu panpina edde atte anna

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