1200 city buses to ply in Bubaneswar by 2025

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government is planning to improve the public transportation system in Bhubaneswar with the introduction of more city buses in the upcoming days.

The government will prepare a master plan to operate 1,200 city buses by 2025 in all the streets and squares.

The public transport system in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri will get a makeover. A master plan will be prepared to avail the city buses in each street, locations in these towns.

Bhubaneswar-Puri Transport Services (BPTS) will be assigned to make a change in the Bhubaneswar-Puri-Cuttack transport system. IDCO, Revenue Department and district administration will provide necessary land to BPTS for the proper functioning of the city bus services in each area. There will be bus depot and bus stands in junction area.

Sources said that General Administration (GA) department will provide 5 acres each in Gadakan, Ghatikia, Patia, Patrapada, Bhagawanpur, Pandra and Phulnakahra for construction of bus depot.

As the land in Patia is not adquate for the bus depot, the GA department has been asked to allow additional 2 acres more in Patrapada and Bhagawanpur.

Similarly, IDCO will provide 5 acres in Infocity, Info Valley, Ramdaspur and Bhagawanpur area. The Khordha, Puri and Cuttack administrations have been asked to provide 5 acres each in their localities. The land will be handed over to the Urban Development department for the project.