Cuttack: On Saturday, the Chief Minister of Odisha, Shri Naveen Patnaik paid rich tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 125th anniversary, which is observed across the country as ‘Parakram Diwas.’ Patnaik unfurled the National Flag at the Netaji Birth Place Museum at Odia Bazar. Elaborate security steps were undertaken by Commissionerate Police for the Chief Minister’s Cuttack visit today.
Later, Patnaik laid the foundation stone for the state-of-the-art inter-state bus terminal at Khannagar area in the city. “Today, with the laying of the foundation stone for the Netaji Bus Terminus, the year-long celebration of 125th anniversary of Netaji has begun,” said Patnaik. The proposed bus terminal has been named after freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose and aims at facilitating the peaceful movement of passengers. The cost of the entire project is estimated to be over Rs 65 crore.
The bus terminal will be built on 12-acres of land and have modern facilities for passengers. As many as 180 buses can be parked at the terminal at a point of time. The three-story terminal building will have waiting rooms for passengers, food court, cloakrooms, e-vehicle charging points, among other facilities. An area of around 2 acres adjoining the proposed Netaji Bus terminal, will be reserved for the development of a commercial complex on public-private partnership mode.