Minister S P Velumani Laid Foundation Stone For Much Awaited Coimbatore Vellalore Integrated Bus Terminal

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24 – Jan – 2020 : Minister S P Velumani has laid down the foundation stone for much awaited Coimbatore Vellalore Integrated Bus Terminal.

Speaking at the event, Minister SP Velumani said “Coimbatore is the Manchester of South India, is the second-largest city in Tamil Nadu. The area of the Coimbatore Corporation is 257.04 square kilometres and the population is estimated at 18,50,000 according to the 2018 census. With an incoming crowd of 3 lakh people, the city is a busy hub for medical, education and industrial sector.”

“Though the City has well-equipped bus stations at Gandhipuram, Ukkadam, Singanallur and one on Mettupalayam road, the combined bus stand envisioned at 61.62 acres in Vellalore with an estimated cost of Rs. 168 crore will address the increasing traffic congestion.

The new bus stand would have140 bus bays to accommodate outstation buses, 33 bays for city buses, space to accommodate 100-plus two-wheelers for parking and another 100-odd bays for idle parking.

As for passenger amenities, the bus stand would have 71 shops, seven offices for transport corporations, 11 places to house ATMs, two restaurants, three commercial office space and two dormitories.

The Corporation had planned to build the bus stand with those facilities in the first phase and expand it to accommodate omni buses in the second phase.

The proposed bays to house omni buses would be around 80. The sources also said the new bus stand would help de-congest Gandhipuram and Singanallur as buses operating out of the Gandhipuram city bus stand, a few buses operating from the outstation bus stand, also in Gandhipuram, and buses plying from the Ukkadam and Singanallur bus stands would start operating from the new bus stand.

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