Gurgaon bus terminus to come at Khusarpur

MCG nod for Khusarpur bus terminus

GURGAON: The transport departments much touted project to build bus terminuses in the city has got a push as the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) gave its green signal for one of the projected sites, Pawla Khusarpur, after a survey of more than a dozen locations. However, three other locations chosen by the transport authorities would require a clearance from the forest department before further development.

The state transport department plans to build as many as six bus terminuses across the city to meet the future demands. The city was promised 450 low floor buses long time back. Last month, a team of senior transport department officials, including director general of Haryana transport, had conducted a survey of around 18 sites in and around the city.

The team had zeroed in on four sites: Kherki Daula, Chakkarpur, Gwal Pahari and Pawla Khusarpur. Following this, we have told the state government that in case of the first three sites, there is a need to take environmental clearance. However, Pawla Khusarpur can easily be taken up for construction of a bus terminus, said MCG commissioner Rajesh Khullar. The 15 acres of land in Pawla Khusarpur belongs to the corporation.

Confirming this, Yashendra Singh, general manager, Haryana Roadways, said: Apart from Pawla Khusharpur, there are two more sites under the MCG which the transport department would like to acquire. Besides that, there are about three land pieces with the HUDA which suit our purpose.

Singh said that discussion was already on with MCG, HUDA and other involved authorities. Talks are in advance stage for a HUDA land in Sector 53. We are looking at multiple options so that work can begin soon, he added.

According to transport departments plan, about 300 buses will be introduced in the first phase. Bus routes will be announced after a traffic survey, said a senior official.

The roadways has already acquired three acre prime land at Sector 29, adjoining the Metro station, from HUDA at a cost of Rs 30 crore.

Another bus terminus is being planned at Rajiv Chowk (opposite to Mini Secretariat) in five acre land. This place would be used by buses from state carriages running on the highway. This land is presently with the agriculture department, Singh said.

There is also a plan to construct workshops inside some of these terminuses for routine maintenance and repairing of buses. CNG pumps also being planned inside these premises.

There is also a plan to build 3-4 taxi stands having around 10 acres of land each adjacent to some of the upcoming bus terminuses.

Read more: MCG nod for Khusarpur bus terminus – The Times of India

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