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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!

Last updated on: February 14, 2014 11:19 IST


Photographs: Courtesy, Sphere Cube Infrastructure

A world-class bus terminal, which has redrawn the architectural landscape of Vadodara, will be inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The bus terminal project, with an initial estimated cost of around Rs 110 crore (Rs 1.10 billion), is a joint venture between Sphere Cube Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation.

Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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"Keeping in view the history of Vadodara, the photographs/paintings of historical monuments of the city have been put up in the terminal spread across 20,300 sq metres area which is a first kind of its project on PPP (public private partnership) mode undertaken in the country," Sphere Cube Infrastructure's joint managing director Bindya Shah claimed.

Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The central bus terminal located in Sayajigunj locality, will also serve as single largest commercial space in the city with a mall.

Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The bus terminal also has an electronic scroller for time table information, round-the-clock security with walky-talky, CCTV monitoring and a sky-walk (connecting the terminal with Vadodara railway station). 

Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


Photographs: Courtesy, Sphere Cube Infrastructure

It also has a seven screen multiplex, food courts, modern budget hotel and a 24-hour cafeteria.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


Photographs: Courtesy, Sphere Cube Infrastructure

The terminal also has a gaming zone, gymnasium with yoga facility, all connected by escalators and lifts.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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It will also feature affordable dormitory and an AC deluxe waiting room.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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It also has trolleys for carrying passengers' luggage.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The signboards display approach route to different areas within bus terminal.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The terminal offers wheel-chairs and separate toilets for physically handicapped.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The terminal will also provide sufficient parking for autorickshaws within bus terminal.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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It has a parking facility for four-wheelers and two-wheelers in double basement. 

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The bus terminal has separate tracks for buses, private vehicles and pedestrians to ensure safety.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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There are multiple routes for pedestrian traffic and exclusive basement parking facilities.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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Making travel a hassle-free experience, the terminal offers modern dormitories for men and women.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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The bus station also offers a luggage scanning system and security guards to ensure highest purity with minimum wastage.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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It has also adopted alternative energy methods and has facilities for water harvesting.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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A bridge linking platform the Railway Station to Second floor of bus terminal is proposed.

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Gujarat develops India's swankiest bus station!


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This bridge will enable speedy and safe access for passenger between both terminals.

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