Crores for bus shelters

Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited's board of directors on Tuesday approved payment of Rs 21.20 crore to install bus queue shelters across the city in 200 locations.

By Our Correspondent
  • Published 12.09.18
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TRANSPORT BOOST: Board of directors of Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited in Bhubaneswar on Tuesday. Telegraph picture

Bhubaneswar: Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited's board of directors on Tuesday approved payment of Rs 21.20 crore to install bus queue shelters across the city in 200 locations.

The Capital Region Urban Transport, formerly known as the Bhubaneswar Puri Transport Services, has taken steps to strengthen the city bus services in Bhubaneswar under a modernisation project. The transport body has finalised two contracts for running of 200 buses, each package of 100 buses, in the city, official sources said.

To ensure better passenger facilities, the shelters will be installed on design, supply and installation basis by the selected vendor, JSL Lifestyle Limited, selected from among the three bidders. The agreement with the JSL was executed on August 24.

Nearly 100 locations have already been identified, while the excavation work is completed at 50 locations.

The footing concrete structure has been laid at 20 locations.

Additional chief secretary and development commissioner R. Balakrishnan chaired the board of directors. Independent directors and other board members, including managing director Krishan Kumar and BSCL CEO Vineel Krishna, were also present.

The board also discussed other issues such as construction of a civic body building, an Intelligent City Operations and Management Centre at Unit-IX in the engineering procurement and construction (EPC) mode, an Integrated Public Service Centre building at Bapuji Nagar, the common payment card system and shifting of the BSCL office. The transport body's office will shortly start functioning from the BMC-Bhawani Mall's second floor.