By Our Staff Reporter
Tanakpur, 15 Jan: Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami inspected the land allocated for an ISBT terminal to be built in Tanakpur, here, today. Today was the second day of the CM’s visit to the district. The CM revealed that the Inter State Bus Terminal would be constructed at a cost of Rs 56 crores on 106 bighas of land belonging to the Transport Corporation.
During the inspection of the land, the Chief Minister instructed the District Magistrate, Champawat, to get the ISBT constructed in a beautiful manner and ensure that adequate facilities are provided to the pilgrims and passengers. He also sought details of the Detailed Project Report (DPR) and the map from the officials.
It was stated that the Peyjal Nirman Nigam has prepared the DPR for the construction of the ISBT. The government has sanctioned about Rs 56 crores for this. Apart from long distance buses, buses also operate on mountain routes from Tanakpur bus station. The District Magistrate informed the CM that, after the construction, the ISBT would have a capacity to park about 200 buses simultaneously. This new bus station would be constructed keeping in mind every convenience of the passengers. A canteen and shops would also be opened along with two big AC halls.
Chief Minister Dhami directed the District Magistrate to ensure the budget is judiciously used. The bus terminal ought to have maximum facilities, along with those for the entertainment of children.
Forest Development Corporation Chairman Kailash Chandra Gahtodi, BJP District President Nirmal Mehra, District Magistrate Narendra Singh Bhandari, Superintendent of Police Devendra Pincha, CDO RS Rawat, Nodal Officer, Chief Minister’s Camp Office, KS Brijwal, Regional Manager, Operations, Pawan Mehra, SDM Rinku Bisht and Sundar Singh were among those present on this occasion.