Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal will lay the foundation stone of the modern bus terminal-cum-multiplex here on Friday.
The project, costing Rs 12 crore, will come up on a six-acre plot and Pepsu Road Transport Corporation (PRTC) will undertake its construction in collaboration with the Punjab Urban Planning and Development Authority, PUDA.
Sources told HT that the bus stand will have a 25,000 square feet terminal building, a public conveniences block, a cafeteria and separate parking for two- and four-wheelers. The proposed plan includes concourse measuring 55,500 square feet for the movement of buses along with the parking facility for 24 buses. There will be 13 docking bays and a separate facility for disembarking.
The design is such that the bus stand will have a separate entry for buses and public transport to ensure the safety of the pedestrians. The terminal building will have an air-conditioned waiting hall and fast food restaurant for the passengers. Drinking water facility will be upgraded through 2,000 LPH state-of-the-art semi-automatic Reverse Osmosis (RO) plant.
There is a proposal for three movie theatres on the first floor of the bus stand; two with a capacity of 185 each and one of 165.
The multiplex will have a food court and public conveniences. The first floor will be connected to ground floor through two 1,000 mm wide escalators and an elevator with capacity for 15 passengers.
The project will be implemented by the PUDA. Funding of the project will be met from the proceeds of sale of shops, 'adda' fee and rental income from shops, cycle stand and taxi stand.
Foundation stone of collage laid
Benra: Punjab chief minister Parkash Singh Badal laid the foundation stone of a government college here on Friday. He was accompnaied by Cabinet Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa and the top brass of the district administration. The project is estimated to cost Rs 12 crore over five acres of land.
The work on this college, which would give the much needed boost to higher education in the region, was expected to be completed within a year.
Speaking on the occasion, the chief minister listed the path-breaking initiatives taken by the state government for developing the education sector in the state. He said that the state government has accorded top priority to the education sector so that students could be imparted quality education in Punjab. Badal also announced that the classes in this college would be started from the next academic session.