Mangaluru, February 8: B Ramanath Rai, district in-charge minister who participated in a meeting convened at the DC office to discuss about the construction of service bus stand near Pumpwell in the city, has directed the officials to fasten the tasks and procedures related to it on Saturday February 7th.
The officials informed that the building will have three stories. They provided the details pertained to the building and said that the project cost of the bus stand is estimated to be Rs 49 crore.
Space will be provided to accommodate 76 buses at a time, and parking facilities for 120 cars. Also, a commercial area with shops within the building has also been proposed.
‘The procedures pertaining to said project is already delayed. Since we aim at providing services as quickly as possible to the general public, we need to speed up the processes. As the proposed bus stand is planned to be situated adjacent to the national highway, discussions should be held with the officials of that department, he said.
If the city corporation council passes a resolution about the plan in its meeting and forwards the proposal to the government, it will be ensured to be placed before the cabinet meeting at the earliest, and get sanctioned soonner, he assured.
Health minister, U T Khadar, suggested that all perceived problems this project might encounter should be thought of in advance and should be prevented by taking appropriate measures before time. He also opined that holding discussion with highway department officials is of prime importance.
During the meeting, Minister Abhay Chandra Jain, MLAs, Mohiuddin Bava, J R Lobo, Shakuntala Shetty, Angara, district A B Ibrahim -deputy commissioner, and Sadashiva Prabhu-additional deputy commissioner, were present.