PATNA: People will be relieved from heavy traffic congestion on Station Road as board members of Patna Smart City Limited (PSCL) on Monday passed the proposal to construct a two-story multi-modal transport building on more than 10 acres of land in the former Bakri Bazaar area as part of the station redevelopment project. The facility would serve as a terminal or depot for city buses, autorickshaws and private taxis.
The estimated cost for the G+2 multimodal transport hub is around Rs 66 crore. A pedestrian metro is under construction to link Patna Junction with a multi-level car park and the proposed multi-modal transport building. The metro and the redevelopment of the multi-level car park near Buddha Smriti Park are part of the project.
PSCL has also approved the proposed construction of multi-level parking lots at eight locations in the city to reduce random parking on the roads. The eight locations are Gandhi Maidan Road, Exhibition Road, Fraser Road, Station Road, Budh Marg, Jawaharlal Nehru Marg, East Boring Canal Road and Boring Road. In addition, pedestrian bridges will be constructed near Gola Road Mor, RPS Mor, Patna Zoo (Gate Number 1), Sheikhpura Mor, Vidyut Bhawan, Visvesvaraya Bhawan, Rajendra Nagar Terminal, Bhootnath Road crossing and Kumhrar crossing, so people can cross the road without any hassle.
PSCL board members approved a total of 13 schemes including installation of LED display on the roof of Bihar Museum, beautification of flyovers, bridges and roundabouts and construction of a biodiversity park near Digha Ghat. A yoga and naturopathy center will also be established at the biodiversity park.
The Maurya Tower will be developed as a nine-storey building with the facilities of a rooftop garden, food court and parking lot. Under the flyover beautification project, PSCL selected Chiraiyatand flyover, R-Block-Beerchand flyover and Atal Path-Hatali Mor Bridge.
GPO, Fraser Road, Income Tax, Railway Station, Ramgoolam Chowk, Chiraiyatand, Dinkar, Premchand Rangshala, McDowell and Rajendra Nagar golambar are some of the roundabouts to be beautified.