An international-standard bus terminal, which has redrawn the architectural landscape of the city, will be inaugurated by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow.
The bus terminal project, with an initial estimated cost of around Rs 110 crore, is a joint venture between Sphere Cube Infrastructure Pvt Ltd and the Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation.
"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.
The central bus terminal located in Sayajigunj locality, will also serve as single largest commercial space in the city housing commercial mall, seven screen multiplex, food courts, modern budget hotel, gaming zone, gymnasium with yoga facility, all connected by escalators and lifts.
It will also feature affordable dormitory, trolley arrangement for carrying passengers' luggage, AC deluxe waiting room, wheel-chair and separate toilets for physically handicapped, electronic scroller for time table information, round-the-clock security with walky-talky, CCTV monitoring, sky-walk (connecting the terminal with Vadodara railway station) and parking facility for four-wheelers and two-wheelers in double basement.