The bus terminal at Kilambakkam will open soon

Once operational, Kilambakkam Bus Terminus will include parking for 250 buses, 270 vehicles, and 3,500 two-wheelers, and would be able to accommodate 1.5 lakh passengers. Building a skywalk will give a rail connection to the new Mofussil bus terminal in the interim. The 15.5km section, which would have cost the government Rs 4,080 crore, received permission during the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority's first meeting, which was presided over by the chief minister, according to sources.

The bus terminal at Kilambakkam will open soon
The under-construction new mofussil bus terminus in Kilambakkam | Martin Louis

According to the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority, the new mofussil bus terminus at Kilambakkam, which is being constructed at a cost of Rs 393.74 crore, will be opened by February 15. (CMDA).

The bus terminus that would serve buses travelling in the south had its foundation set in February 2019; however, the Covid-induced lockdown caused the project's completion date to be postponed until 2021.

Further, it was said that the project would be finished by September 2002, however the timeframe was later extended. The housing secretary is now eager to finish the project by mid-February and has given the CMDA CEO instructions to submit a daily report on the progress of the project.According to official sources, the delay is because it is taking so long to build the steel dome. The elevation structures are now cast as pre-engineered structures employing structural steel members thanks to a change in construction process made by CMDA. The elevation structures must be built with a curved profile to rest over the terminal building's terrace at a distance of almost 18 metres from the terrace. Supports must be offered in between on the terrace of the main terminal building. The project should be finished soon.Once operational, Kilambakkam Bus Terminus will include parking for 250 buses, 270 vehicles, and 3,500 two-wheelers, and would be able to accommodate 1.5 lakh passengers. Building a skywalk will give a rail connection to the new Mofussil bus terminal in the interim. The 15.5km section, which would have cost the government Rs 4,080 crore, received permission during the Chennai Unified Metropolitan Transport Authority's first meeting, which was presided over by the chief minister, according to sources.

What's Your Reaction?

like

dislike

love

funny

angry

sad

wow