Bengaluru Metropolitan Transport Corporation’s New Modern Bus Terminal foundation stone laying ceremony was done by Sri Siddaramaiah, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Karnataka in the presence of Sri.Ramalinga Reddy, Hon’ble Minister for Transport on 15-02-2017 at Hosakote.
Sri N.Nagaraj, MTB, Hon’ble MLA, Hosakote constituency and Chairman, Bengaluru International Airport Planning Authority, presided over the function. Sri H.C.Mahadevappa , Hon’ble Minister for Public Work Department, Sri Krishna Byregowda, Hon’ble Minister for Agriculture and Bengaluru Rural District In-charge minister were in the august presence at the function.
MLA’s of Bengaluru Rural District Constituencies, President, Vice-President, Members of Zilla Panchayat and Talluk Panchayat, Sri Nagaraju Yadav, Hon’ble Chairman BMTC, Sri.B.Govindaraju, Hon’ble Vice Chairman BMTC, were the Chief guests in the function. Dr. B.Basavaraju, Principal Secretary, Transport, Dr.Ekroop Caur, Managing Director, BMTC and Board Directors of BMTC and other respected invitees were also present on the occasion.
Modern Bus Terminal at Hosakote:
In order to provide modern facilities to Bengaluru Rural passengers BMTC plans to construct a modern Bus Terminal at Hosakote. The Bus Terminal will be constructed on an area spreading over 1 acre and 30 guntas at a cost of 20 crore rupees.
The land for the construction of this Bus Terminus has given free of cost by Public Work Department, Government of Karnataka. Government of Karnataka has sanctioned Rs.20 Crore grant (under SDP) for the construction of this Bus Terminus. BMTC is planning to complete the construction work within 18 months.
This Modern Bus Terminal will have the following Facilities
Basement Floor: Parking for two & four wheelers
- 3 Bus Bays
- Passenger Amenities
- RO Drinking water facility
- Seating facility
- Modern Toilet facility
- Lift facility
- Ladies waiting hall
- Mothers room
- Pass counters
- LED lighting
- Rain water harvesting system
- BMTC offices
- Crew rest room (Night out)
- Space for offices
At present BMTC is operating 32 routes with 133 Schedules and 977 trips from Hosakote and a total of 87 routes with 198 schedules and 1437 trips are operated via Hoskote to surrounding villages.
BMTC is planning to provide transport facilities from this New Bus Terminus to different parts of Bengaluru including Kempegowda International Airport. BMTC is also planning to make this Bus Terminus as a major Transport Transit Hub in coming days.