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PROPOSED NEW BUS TERMINUS at VANDALUR

Easing Congestion in Chennai:

PROPOSED NEW BUS TERMINUS at VANDALUR

The Govt, its various departments and agencies have been attempting varying measures with the available resources, to do their best to ease congestion in Chennai Metropolis and give a better quality of life for the people.

One such initiative that is on the cards is the decision to put up a New Bus Terminus at Vandalur just at the entrance to the city.It has come up with the project that will cost Rs.376 crores It has to come up in a land area of 65.3 acres. CMDA has proposed to acquire the land @ Rs.1.75 Cr per acre and develop it at a cost of 4 Rs.Cr per acre.

CMBT Koyambedu

The CMBT at Koyambedu that was inaugurated in 2002, continues to hold the distinction of being one of the largest Bust Terminus in Asia.It came up in a 37 acre land appeared spacious then, but now struggling to accommodate various facilities that a big terminus should have.Neither the place is enough for the 2,100 buses, including 1,250 buses for the southern districts, that are operated 2,900 times a day nor for a Depot for the buses.

The demand for more space for Buses will increase once the Metro Rail becomes operational. Koyambedu houses a main Station for the Metro. The Koyambedu wholesale market adds to the congestion in the area. The vehicles now diverted at Perungalathur take longer time today to reach Koyambedu now.Therefore, the need for the more spacious terminus is urgent and imperative.  

The Location of the Proposed New Terminus

The site identified for the New bus terminus is strategically located. It’s between the GST Road and Outer Ring Road, near the Railway Station and abutting the Vandalure Walajabad State Highway.As such, the proposal is to have the entry and exit points in the Vandalur-Walajabad state Highway only
 

Glitches That the Project May Encounter

The implementation of the project will have its amount of glitches.Most of the land in the proposed area are classified as wet land and 90% of the land are Patta land.Already there are voices of opposition to the project from some villagers and some organisations. The provisions of the New Land Acquisition Act enacted by the Centre also will come into play in the run up to the implementation of the project.We have to wait and see how the project develops and evolves overcoming the objections some of which may be genuine.
 

Pros for the Real Estate sector

For the Real Estate market and for the investors, Vandalur and adjoining areas which already has seen much activity because of the Outer Ring Road and its connectivity to Oragadam, Sriperumbudur and OMR will continue to be one of the most happening place in the near future.

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