The Transport, Industries and Commerce Minister Chandra mohan patowary laid the foundation stone of an inter-State bus terminus(ISBT) at Tezpur on Saturday.
The ISBT in Tezpur, will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs. 28.6 crore on an area of 15 bighas and will include a bus terminal and commercial block. The proposed market complex within the ISBT will consist of 68 individual shops and two multiplexes along with restaurants. The total parking capacity for buses will be 40-50 with an estimated passenger capacity of 10,000-15,000.
Chandra Mohan Patowary said that the project was part of the Government of Assam’s commitment to improve public transport in the State and provide efficient services to people of assam. The project was announced by the Finance Minister in his budget speech this year and after observing necessary official formalities, the foundation stone was laid and work on the project would start very soon, the minister informed.
Minister for Labour and Employment (Ind) Pallab Lochan Das said the BJP government led by Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had worked towards improving connectivity to even the rural areas of the State and the government was continuously striving to extend welfare benefits to all sections of the people.
Chairman of Assam State Transport Corporation, Ashok Bhattarai said the proposed market complex within the ISBT, which would consist of individual shops, was expected to be a game changer for area development and regeneration of Tezpur and also provide a massive boost for employment generation.
The construction of ISBT is expected to boost tourism, especially with the adjacent State of Arunachal Pradesh. Additionally, this will also considerably improve the connectivity of Tezpur with other cities.
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