The Udupi district headquarters is equipping a new bus stand from the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC), with exceptional facilities, in a spectacular setting.
KSRTC bus terminal for inter-district and inter-state buses, which is being built on a spacious plot of land near Bannanje in Udupi, is almost ready to open its doors to the public. Although Udupi has been a district headquarters for years, it still didn’t have a properly facilitated bus stop. Currently, the KSRTC bus terminal is located on the ground floor of a structure built by the Udupi City Municipal Council near the Clock Tower. This bus stand is narrow enough to park only seven buses at a time.
The new KSRTC bus stand is built at a cost of Rs 29.81 crore. The new bus stand is a two-storey building with a ground floor and a basement floor. She added that each level is 30,000 square feet in the plinth area. The basement floor will feature elaborate parking for about 64 four-wheelers and 100 two-wheelers. There will be space on the ground level for 18 to 20 buses to park at a time. It would also feature the traffic controller’s office, passenger restroom reservation counters, a staff restroom, and a canteen.
The facility, built on 2.50 acres of land, will have many services for travelers. The washrooms contain both Indian and Western toilets, as well as separate facilities for men and women, as well as one for the differently challenged. Women’s restrooms with infant care are separate from the men’s facilities. The first and second levels have two massive halls that might be utilized for malls in the future. The patio with sheets above provides more space. There are eight commercial shops, two canteens, and two retail shops on the upper ground floor. Extensive seating arrangements are set up for travelers waiting for buses. Aside from the chairs placed in the open area, there are cabin-like constructions built for seating arrangements.
Udupi, known as temple town is a prominent pilgrim and tourist destination, where over 320-350 buses pass through daily. Besides, Udupi is a starting point for more than 60 buses.