Lucknow: Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Durga Shankar Mishra reviewed the action taken to develop the bus stands in the state on PPP model.
In his address, the Chief Secretary said that all the bus stations in 75 districts should be designed and developed on Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model at the earliest.
He said that the number of electric buses would increase in the coming years, so keeping that in mind, charging points should be made at the bus stations. Along with this, ramps should be made at the bus stands as per the standard, so that passengers do not have to face any inconvenience in the movement of goods.
He said that under Phase-I there are 24 bus stands in 16 districts – three in Ghaziabad, three in Agra, two in Prayagraj, three in Lucknow (Charbagh, Amausi and Gomti Nagar), two in Ayodhya and Mathura, Kanpur Nagar, Varanasi, One each is being developed in Meerut, Aligarh, Gorakhpur, Bulandshahr, Hapur, Bareilly, Rae Bareli, Mirzapur. In Phase-2, 24 districts- Kasganj, Mahoba, Bijnor, Etawah, Fatehpur, Shravasti, Amroha, Unnao, Ballia, Moradabad, Rampur, Etah, Balrampur, Basti, Deoria, Firozabad, Gonda, Kannauj, Pilibhit, Ambedkar Nagar, Badaun, Baghpat , Muzaffarnagar, 24 bus stands of Sambhal will be rejuvenated.
Apart from this, 35 bus stands in 35 districts are also proposed to be developed in Phase-III.
Chairman of UP State Road Transport Corporation Rajendra Kumar Tiwari and senior officers of Transport, Finance, Housing and Urban Department were present in the meeting through video conferencing.