The state transport department has inaugurated a long distance bus terminal at Habra in North 24-Parganas.
Anup Chattopadhyay, chief engineer of transport department, said the estimated cost of the terminus was Rs 1.25 crore. In addition to this, a Yatri Nivas has come up next to the terminus. Chattopadhyay said some long distance buses would also ply from here. Later, more local buses would be available from the terminus.
Local MLA and state Food Minister Jyotipriyo Mullick said that in future the terminal would be upgraded into a state of the art bus terminal. Mullick said four bus terminus had already come up in the district.
It may be mentioned that following instruction of the Chief Minister, the transport department had decided to set up Yatri Nivas beside bus terminals to provide better facility to the commuters.
A primary health centre built at an estimated cost of Rs 65 lakhs was also inaugurated on Sunday.
It may be recalled that the state transport department has decided to set up bus terminus in every district with modern facilities. A huge bus terminal has also come up near Santragachi railway station.
It may be recalled that the Transport Minister of the erstwhile Left Front government Subhas Chakraborty had decided to set up a state of the art bus terminus at Salt Lake.
A private contractor was assigned the job. But the project never saw the light of the day.
A bus terminus with a Yatri Nivas with all modern facilities has come up opposite to Belur Math.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had asked the department that there should be Yatri Nivas at religious places.