Govt to spend Rs 100 cr to revamp 59-yr-old Ggn bus depot
The Haryana transport department will spend over Rs 100 crore to revamp the 59-year-old bus stand of the city.
Constructed in 1958, it is the lone bus depot in the city and continues to be operational even after its structure has been sealed by the public authorities and declared highly unsafe.
Though there were plans to set up a new bus stand in the available areas of Sector-29, Rajiv Chowk and Narsinghpur village beyond Manesar, various hurdles have prevented the building of the new bus stand.
Even though sources in the transport department highlight that the plans of constructing new bus stand has not been shelved, the delay has prompted them to restructure the present bus stand.
According to the plan the structure at the 14-acre area will be razed and the new building will come up in a phased manner.
Besides local buses that shuttle to towns in Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, there are around 300 DTC buses that ply on daily basis to depots of Uttam Nagar, Anand Vihar, Karol Bagh and Badarpur.
"An area of 86 acres has been earmarked at Narsinghpur village to set up a world class bus depot. However, legal hurdles have prevented us to go ahead with the project as certain villagers are not willing to sell their land.
"It's high time the government must improve the infrastructure of the bus stand. Not only does it reflect poorly on the progress of Gurugram but more importantly it is extremely hazardous to the visitors and the employees," said Rajesh Yadav, a city resident.