The state roadways department has set the ball rolling for the proposed R5-crore air-conditioned bus terminal at Sector 29. Speaking to the media on Sunday, Arun Kumar, the director general of state transport (Haryana), said tenders for the project will be allotted within three months and construction would be completed in about 18 months.
Spread across three acres, the air-conditioned terminus will be built on the lines of an airport terminus adjoining the Huda City Center Metro station.
Apart from a fleet of air-conditioned buses, Volvo buses plying on inter-state routes, will also be shifted to the new terminus. Besides, a five-acre inter-state bus terminus has also been planned at Rajiv Chowk. Both projects will be funded by the Haryana Roadways Engineering Corporation (HREC).
By the end of July, 50 low-floor air-conditioned buses will be included on city routes, Kumar added.