The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has sent letters to private companies for bids to construct five contemporary bus stations in the state after gaining approval from the State Cabinet. Through Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), the State Government of Uttar Pradesh is prepared to upgrade the state’s bus station into cutting-edge facilities.
Modern bus terminals for the five bus stations under consideration will be finished in the following two years. From these terminals, buses will depart for a variety of locales. The UPSRTC has given the developers seven years to finish the commercial complex at the stations, which could include ATMs, a cloakroom, emergency medical services, a food court, a passenger waiting area with and without air conditioning, a parcel room, a post office, a police station, a restaurant, a theatre, and other similar amenities.
Through PPP, the State Government of Uttar Pradesh is prepared to upgrade the state’s bus station into cutting-edge facilities.
According to the leading newspaper of India, Yazuvendra Kumar, General Manager of Public Private Partnership, UPSRTC, gave the statement, “To allow construction at the five bus stations, the operation of buses will be shifted out of these stations for the time being.”
Kaushambi of Ghaziabad, Vibhuti Khand of Lucknow, Civil Lines of Prayagraj, Old Ghaziabad of Ghaziabad, and Agra Fort of Agra are the five stations that will be developed. The UPSRTC Workshop in Vibhuti Khand of Lucknow will be relocated.
The Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation has set deadlines for each stage that will be required to build the bus terminals.
There will be several stories on the stations. Depending on the available floor area at each location, the number of stories will vary. Of the 58,000 square metres of land in Lucknow, about 31,500 square metres will be utilised for development. The UPSRTC has set deadlines for each stage that will be required to build the bus terminals.
The developers will give 1% of the land’s value to the corporation each year. This amount will increase by 10% every three years. Additionally, for each of the five bus stations, the developers will pay the firm a premium up front.