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Land alloted for terminals; long way to go for facilities

india Updated: Jul 16, 2012 00:27 IST
HT Correspondent

The three proposed ultra-modern bus terminals in the city were supposed to replace a half-century old terminal plagued by shabby infrastructure. However, an inordinate delay in allotment of land has forced the transport department to start two terminals without even setting up basic infrastructure.

The state government has handed over land to the local transport department for setting up of two bus terminals as against the proposal for three such terminals.

The three locations identified to set up the bus stands were — Rajiv Chowk, Sector 29 and Sohna. Additional chief secretary (transport) Ramendra Jakhu said the bus terminals will come up at Sector 29 and Rajiv Chowk.

“Three bus stands were proposed in Gurgaon. But due to some reasons, the projects have been delayed. Now we have decided to start two bus stands. The operation will start soon and will bring immediate relief commuters,” said Jakhu.

He further said the required infrastructure will be developed later. “We are already late and it will take more time to build the infrastructure. If we will follow the normal procedure, then it will take months or years to start the operation. So, we will follow a Russian model in which we will first start the operation and later develop the infrastructure,” he added.