Bhubaneswar: Baramunda Bus Stand in the city is going to get much-needed facelift soon as the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) on Thursday floated tender for architectural and urban design for proposed Inter State Bus Terminus (ISBT). Under the ambitious project the terminus will serve multiple purposes with commercial office space, retail space, multi-level care parking and open public space.
The bus terminus, which currently caters to buses mainly, would have an integrated approach and have facilities for the passengers arriving through rail, bus or intermediate public transport. The design element should also have the power to attract passengers to public transport. Besides, the terminal would have facilities for passenger pick-up and drop-off (PPUDO) for private vehicles, pre-paid auto rickshaws, taxis, cycle rickshaws and taxi aggregator vehicles such as Ola and Uber.
The design components for the project, would, however integrate mixed land use development with commercial office space, retail space, multi-level care parking and open public space. The ISBT project would have a design to integrate an efficient fibre-optic network, ensure Wi-Fi connectivity, area-wide real-time parking information display system, coordinated transit information system for intra or inter-city bus service.